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She was born October 1, 1931 to Walter and Florence Skirvin Wood. She married Emmett Van Veen and they divorced. She married N. Wilbur Bane and they divorced. She married Maynard Klontz October 25, 1985 and he preceded her in death December 11, 1988.
Oma enjoyed her St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with her family.
Surviving are four sons, Emmett Van Veen Jr. of Ottumwa, John Van Veen of Oskaloosa, Bruce (Bridget) Van Veen of Ottumwa and Paul Bane of Bellingham, WA; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; a sister, Margaret Mull of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Victor Wood and six sisters, Pauline Sholes, Frances Venator, Ethel Kuhn, Marian Paxton, Helen Versteegh and Jan Van Veen.
Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cremation will follow the visitation.
Inurnment will be at Shaul Cemetery at a later date.
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