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Robert O. Sholes, 80, of Ottumwa, died March 28, 2017 at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.
He was born March 14, 1937 in Wapello County, IA to Lester Orin and Hazel Gertrude Young Sholes. He married Sandra LeAnn Streeby and they later divorced.
A graduate of Eddyville High School, Robert had been a mechanic for Ackerman Motors and Superior Motors. He worked in logging and tree trimming.
Surviving are three sons, Mark Sholes and John Sholes both of Ottumwa, Tom Sholes of Jefferson City, MO; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lester and Joseph Sholes; and three sisters, Margaret Darrah, Donna Sholes and Katherine Gray.
Graveside services and burial will be 4 p.m. Friday at Shaul Cemetery with Pastor Dan Smith of Care Initiatives Hospice officiating.
Visitation with the family present will be 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on March 29, 2017
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