Sharon  Cumberland
Sharon D. Cumberland, 80, of Ottumwa, formerly of Strawberry Point, IA died at 8:26 p.m. February 25, 2020 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born November 19, 1939 in Hillsboro, OR to Harold and Agnes Nelson Holten. Sharon married Marvin L. Cumberland on March 5, 1960.
Sharon owned and operated the Mustard Seed Christian Book Store in Strawberry Point, IA. She taught Swedish weaving in various communities where she and her husband lived.
She was a member of Ottumwa Community Church.
Surviving is her husband, Marvin; their children, Tyler (Crystal) Cumberland of Strawberry Point, Vonn (Glen) Gould of Ottumwa and Devin (Kathy) Cumberland of Algona; 5 grandchildren, Chad, Whitney, Dustin, Cory and Chloe; 6 great-grandchildren, a brother, Curtis (Iris) Holten of Washington state; 2 sisters, Zula (Ted) Bryant of Washington state and Gloria Schuster of North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Alden, Bruce and Dale Holten and a sister, Deloris Sando.
Her body has been cremated and memorial services will be held in Strawberry Point at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 26, 2020


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Rick and Linda
Feb 28, 2020
Sending strength and peace to all during this time.
Lori Boyd
Feb 26, 2020
What a dear, sweet example of Jesus Christ Sharon was. She was SO giving and selfless, and was the best neighbor to my mother for years. Always concerned about my mom’s well being while suffering so much herself, what a lady, and what a smile she had!! Thank you Sharon for all of your gifts of love and you will be GREATLY missed but we WILL see each other again! You also have blessed us with a great friend of ours, your daughter “Vonn”, whom we love deeply, she has a heart just like you. Thank you Sharon, and God comfort and hold your loved ones close to Him as they miss your presence each day.
Herb Johnson
Feb 26, 2020
Thinking of your family and remembering our friend. So glad we had the recent opportunity to visit.
Sincere sympathies.
Herb and Lois Johnson