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Mildred Maxine Cassatt, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 11:09 p.m. October 4, 2017 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.
She was born August 22, 1930 in Ottumwa to William Henry and Mildred Agnes Denning Babb. She married Kenneth R. Cassatt on August 21, 1948.
Mildred was a 1948 graduate of Ottumwa High School. She was a great cook, baker and a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.
Surviving is her husband, Kenneth; her children, Kenneth R. (Mona) Cassatt of Milan, IL, Kathy Sue (Larry) McClurg of Rio Rancho, NM, Patricia Ann (Craig) Voss and Wendy (Paul) Wallace both of Ottumwa; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Lee Cassatt; 2 sisters, Myrtle Bates and Darlene Patrick and a brother, John Babb.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 2 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Care Initiatives Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published on October 5, 2017
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