James Jones, 97, of Eldon passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon. Family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Living Hope Bible Church. Burial will be in the Service Chapel Cemetery near Albia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Living HopeRead More
Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm, 86, of Keosauqua died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Health Center, Des Moines. He was born January 11, 1928 near Troy to Orville and Lela Archer Hemm and married Edith A. Nixon near Bentonsporte June 18, 1955. She died July 11, 1998. He married Linda M. Mulholland December 19, 1998 in Keosauqua. She died May 29, 2009. Raymond had worked at Barker Wire and many years as custodian at Van Buren Community School, both in Keosauqua and was a member on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DayRead More
GEORGE CROUSE, 92, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American LegionMemorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis counties
PAMELA CLAYTON, 64, of Coal Valley, IL, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
JOSH MANCOL, 3 months old, of 838 Wabash Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the mass Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday A Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the family
CHARLES TOTTEN, 100, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
MICHAEL CHRISMAN, 25, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery The family will be present one hour prior to the service Wednesday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family
WILFERD YNDESTAD, 82, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bethany Baptist Church or Forest Lake Camp Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Funeral services are now set for 25 year old Cpl. Adam Wolff of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Ottumwa. Services will be Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Bridgeview Center with burial in Fiedler Cemetery. Visitation at Reece Funeral home will begin at 3:30 Saturday, with the family present from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wolf and two other marines were killed in Afghanistan a week ago. The plane carrying the coffin will arrive in Cedar Rapids Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m The hearst will go in procession to Ottumwa traveling on U.S. highway 218 to Mt. Pleasant. From Mt. Pleasant the hearst will go in procession on Highway 34 toOttumwa. The hearst will come into Ottumwa via Highway 34 crossing theRead More
The body of a 25 year old Ottumwa man has been recovered from the Des Moines river. A spokesperson in the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department says the body of Michael Todd Chrisman was found this morning about a mile down stream from Ottumwa. Chrisman was last seen Monday evening about 7:30 as he and several other individuals had been jumping into the river from a rope that was attached to a tree. The incident occurred on the river near the Cliffland Park River access . The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Eldon Fire and Rescue unit, the OttumwaRead More
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home for Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Ottumwa
PATRICIA SHEPHERD, 70, of 10067 100th St. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation will be open at 1 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the family
ESTHER SMITH, 78, of Ankeny, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association
BOB SCHILLER, 89, of Windsor Heights Graveside services and inurnment will be 10 a.m. Friday at Silent City Cemetery in Monroe In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
RALPH WOODARD, 81, of 16 Schwartz Dr. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BETTY ADAMSON, 82, of #4 Friendly Lane Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Court Baptist Church. Burial will be in Agency Cemetery. Memorials may be made to North Court Baptist Church or Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MARY DONNELLY, 86, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to Ottumwa Public Library, Heartland Humane Society or United Methodist Women of Willard St. United Methodist Church
ROGER WILLHOIT, 55, of rural Ottumwa Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wapello County Chapter of Pheasants Forever
June 25, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The Independence Day holiday falls on a Friday this year. There are a number of changes to the weekly trash and recycling collection program the week of the holiday. Ottumwa trash and recycling that would normally be collected on Friday, July 4th, will be picked up one day early, on Thursday, July 3rd. There are NO changes to Monday and Wednesdays routes the week of the holiday. Both North and South side yard waste, bulky item and appliance collection will be on Tuesday, July 1st. County customers trash and recycling thatRead More
The family of Michael Chrisman is asking for the public’s help in searching for the Ottumwa man who has not been seen since Monday evening when he was swimming with friends on the Des Moines River in the Cliffland Park River Access Area. Specifically volunteers are being asked to search along the river banks especially in the wooded areas on Cliffland off the Cemetery Road in an area stretching from Agency to Eldon and down to Keosauqua. Anyone with questions can go to facebook Michael Chrisman.
OTTUMWA— An Ottumwa High School alumni will return to Ottumwa as the district’s new Chief Financial Officer for Business Operations. Alex Barr will begin his duties on July 14, overseeing the district’s $70 million budget. He is a 1994 OHS graduate and for the past 15 years has worked in public accounting, auditing school districts, area education agencies, and community colleges. “As a native Ottumwan, I feel very fortunate to be able to return to my hometown and serve the community I grew up in,” Barr said. “I am awareRead More
Ottumwa, IA, June 25, 2014: Ottumwa Leadership Academy is excited to announce Sue Meadows as Dean for the 2014-2015 academy year. This volunteer position, appointed annually by the Advisory Board, directs the curriculum and facilitates the learning sessions for Ottumwa Leadership Academy. “The Leadership Academy is a great concept,” stated Meadows. “It helps Ottumwa grow its own leaders. This is so important for Ottumwa’s progress – to have leaders who are ready to step to the plate and help our community prosper.” Meadows was Raised in Williamsburg, Virginia and moved to Ottumwa in 1976,Read More
June 24, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa has requested the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to reduce the Canada goose population in the vicinity of the Ottumwa City Park. The IDNR’s involvement is due to legal requirements with both federal and state migratory waterfowl law. A goose roundup will occur the week of June 23, 2014 at Ottumwa City Park. The City will erect and bait three traps in advance of the roundup. IDNR will transport and relocate the goslings to a wildlife area while the adultRead More
A southeast Iowa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of lascivious acts with a child. 69 year old Roger Mendez of Fort Madison entered the pleas last Friday. Mendez was arrested on the charges last January and more charges were filed after that as other residents came forward with accusations against Mendez. Police investigators say Mendez reportedly victimized seven males ages 7 to 20.