Mildred Willhoit

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Mildred Willhoit

Mildred Lucille Willhoit, 84, of rural Ottumwa died at 1:30 p.m. November 3, 2018 at the Oskaloosa Care Center.
She was born November 25, 1933 in Batavia to Otho and Louise Gieg Wells. She married Richard Willhoit December 31, 1953 and he preceded her in death September 21, 1992.
A graduate of Agency High School in 1952, she attended the Iowa School of Success. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for a short time and helped her husband farm north of Agency.
She was a member of Agency United Methodist Church and T.T.T. Chapter W.
Surviving is a son, Dennis Willhoit (David NiƱo-Liu) of Ottumwa; a daughter-in-law, Joan Summers; two grandchildren, Ellen Willhoit and Charles Willhoit; a sister, Margaret Swartz of Ottumwa and a brother, Robert Wells; special nieces, Marcia Gorsuch and Tamara Graves.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Roger Willhoit and a stillborn daughter.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Agency United Methodist Church.
Published on November 5, 2018
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