Gertrude  Larkin
Margaret Gertrude Larkin, 98, of Ottumwa, died at 7:31 a.m. November 18, 2019 at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison.
She was born February 2, 1921 in Ottumwa to Anthony "Tony" and Gertrude Mier Rowland. She married Joseph L. Larkin on April 19, 1949 and he preceded her in death on November 17, 1998.
A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, she was a graduate of Ottumwa Heights Academy and Ottumwa Heights College. Gertrude had worked in the St. Joseph Hospital business office.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Surviving are her sons, James Larkin and Richard (Linda) Larkin both of Fort Madison and Thomas (Joyce) Larkin of Coralville; 3 grandchildren, Laura White, Nick Larkin and Joe Larkin; 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by twin brothers, Maurice and Michael Rowland and her twin, James Rowland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday followed by family visitation until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Church Building Fund or Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties.
Published on November 19, 2019


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