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Marcia T. Wilkes, 85, of #1 Pennsylvania Place, died January 5, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born March 8, 1931 in Albany, NY to Ralph and Beatrice Seaver Traver. She married Raymond "Ray" Wilkes on June 27, 1953.
Marcia was a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as treasurer for about 20 years.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling and going on tours in their small motor home.
Surviving is her husband, Ray; a daughter, Linda Kay of Virginia Beach, VA; a son Steven (Elizabeth) Wilkes of Plano, TX; 4 grandchildren, Kaitlin and Connor Kiburz, Margaret and Sara Wilkes.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Traver and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Holian.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. David Klanderman officiating. Cremation will follow the services with inurnment in Ottumwa Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Published on January 6, 2017
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