Melissa Lambrecht

 

James A. McAllister

  JAMES McALLISTER OTTUMWA-James A. McAllister, 89, of McKinley Ave. , died at 6:50 p.m. April 30, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born October 21, 1925 in Hedrick to Albert Ross and Emma Ryals McAllister.  He married Gladys Reed on January 11, 1948.  She preceded him in death on November 9, 1995. A resident of Ottumwa most of his life, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He had worked at John Morrell & Co. for 30 years until the plant closed in 1973.   he thenRead More


Donna Taube

Donna Taube, 74 of rural Douds, went home to be with her Lord at 5:20 A. M. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at home. She was born February 28, 1941 near Douds to Kenneth and Ruby Nedrow Knecht and married Daniel E. Taube October 3, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church, now known as Zion Bible Church. Donna graduated from Douds- Leando High School in 1958 and from Iowa Success School, Ottumwa in 1959. Following graduation from Iowa Success she worked in the office at John Morrell & Co., Ottumwa.  In 1970Read More


Jeannette Truman

  JEANETTE TRUMAN OTTUMWA-Jeanette Marie Pearson Truman, 81, of 15505 Rock Bluff Rd., died at 9:55 p.m. April 26, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born May 28, 1933 in Ottumwa to Everett and Ella Marie Dunning Pearson.  She married John “Jack” Truman on August 5, 1975. Jeanette had worked as a secretary at Harper McIntire Wholesale Hardware, John Morrell & Co., John Deere Ottumwa Works, and was agent/operator for Burlington Northern Railroad. She had been a member of Sunnyslope Care Center auxiliary and also was past secretary forRead More


B. Edward Kuntz

  ED KUNTZ OTTUMWA- B. Edward Kuntz, 84, of Ottumwa, died April 28, 2015 at his home. He was born February 21, 1931 in Brooklyn, IA to William Bevan and Effie Attelson Kuntz.  He married Betty J. Day on August 18, 1958.  She preceded him in death on April 10, 2000. A graduate of Brooklyn High School, Ed earned a B.A. from William Penn College and a M.A. in Guidance and  a M.A. in Administration from Drake University.  From 1954 to 1956 he served with the U.S. Army Intelligence. His careerRead More


Shirley Barton

SHIRLEY BARTON ELDON-Shirley “Shirls” J.  Davis Barton, 64, of 115 Selma St., died at 12:42 a.m. April 29, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 20, 1951 in Ottumwa to Russell and Carolyn Calhoun Davis. Shirley was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal High School and a graduate of  the beauty school in Burlington.  For the last several years she had worked in the Wapello County Attorney’s office. Shirley had a love for animals and her dog and her kitties were theRead More


Laura Alice Lunsford Thomas

Laura Alice Lunsford Thomas, 85, formerly of Milton died peacefully at 3:37 A.M. Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield.  She was born August 20, 1929 in Troy to Bernie and Pearl Decker Lunsford and married Cleo Thomas in 1947, they later divorced and he died August 21, 2004. Then she married Don Kirby and they divorced and Gary Santee and they later divorced.  Laura attended Troy High School and then moved to Milton and then to Texas.  She had spent the last several years of her lifeRead More


Shirley Anne Smith

Shirley Anne Smith, age 83 of Birmingham passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at her home. Per her wishes she has been cremated. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Birmingham Lions Building. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Birmingham Fire Department or Hospice Compassus.  Cards and memorials can be mailed to: Howard Smith, 2700 Hwy #1, Birmingham, IA 52535. Shirley was born February 4, 1932 to James and Matilda (Essary) Wilson in Eldon,Read More


Lawrence Schmitz

LAWRENCE SCHMITZ, 78, of rural Kirkville Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Westview Cemetery in Kirkville. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home.  A Christian Wake will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the family present until 8 p.m Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wapello County Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Wapello County Historical Society or Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties


Jeanette Truman

JEANETTE TRUMAN, 81, of 15505 Rock Bluff Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday.  The family will be present one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties


Lynnsey Michelle Donald

Lynnsey Michelle Donald, 29, died on April 21, 2015 in Marion. A memorial service will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015 at Marion First United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Morgan officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home prior to service. The Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Morgan officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. In – lieu of flowers,Read More


Mary Dell Swaim

MARY DELL SWAIM, 98, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or American Heart Association


Bob Clark

BOB CLARK, 86, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday April 30 at Reece Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post 3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post 775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene


William & Delores Ekwall

WILLIAM EKWALL, 89, and DELORES EKWALL, 87, formerly of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnments in Ottumwa Cemetery The family will be present one hour prior to the service


Juanita Hartley

JUANITA HARTLEY, 80, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in the Chillicothe Cemetery Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday with the family present one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to the family for her daughter’s education


Dorothy Deitch

DOROTHY DEITCH, 70, of 143 N. Ward Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home.  Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the family


Mary Mardelle Decker

MARY MARDELLE DECKER, 95, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation


Myrtle Rebol

MYRTLE REBOL, 89, formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services and inurnment will be 2 p.m. Friday at Shaul Cemetery Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Alberta Applegate

ALBERTA APPLEGATE, 89, of 102 W. Finley Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present form 4 to 6 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Elaine Utterback

ELAINE UTTERBACK, 57, of 16767 Whiskey Ridge Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to the family


Alice Skinner

ALICE SKINNER, 84, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home.  Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Scott Township Cemetery in Winfield Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa Activity Fund


Neil Charles Doyle

Neil Charles Doyle, age 84, of Fairfield, passed away January 6, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Per Neil’s wishes, he has been cremated. A memorial service to honor the life of Neil Doyle will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Joseph Phipps officiating with military rites after the service. Memorials may be made to The Lord’s Cupboard or First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield.  Cards and memorials can be sent to: Pat Doyle, 503 Belaire Drive, Fairfield, Iowa 52556 On-line condolencesRead More


Darlene Sue Lankford

Darlene Sue Lankford, age 65 passed away, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Van Buren County Good Samaritan Center, Keosauqua, IA. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:30 am, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating.  Burial will be at Fell Cemetery, Libertyville, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.  Cards and memorials can be sent to: 305 Broadway, Apt #4, Libertyville,Read More


Archie Orman

ARCHIE ORMAN, 94, of rural Blakesburg Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blakesburg Fire & Rescue


Jack Darnielle

JACK DARNIELLE, 91, of Ottumwa Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Private graveside services will be held at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society Ottumwa Hospice


Charles Knierim

CHARLES KNIERIM, 84, formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services and inurnment will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Shaul Cemetery Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements