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Beverly Jean Hudson, 66, of Ottumwa, went to be with the Lord at 11:01 a.m. March 21, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born July 11, 1950 in Ottumwa to William Lyle and Violet C. White Long. She married Steve Hudson and they later divorced.
A graduate of Blakesburg Community High School, she graduated from Indian Hills Community College as a licensed practical nurse.
Jean had worked at Good Samaritan, Sunnyslope Care Center and other nursing homes and in home care.
She had been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Jean enjoyed traveling, playing cards, reading, cats and most of all loved her family.
Surviving are two sisters, her twin Barbara Jane Long and Carolyn Yeoman; two brothers, Robert (Jane) Long all of Ottumwa and Gary (Bridget) Long of Berryville, AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William, Kenneth and Ronald Long and a sister, Doris Williams.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
The family will be present one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Published on March 22, 2017
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