Read recent and archived obituaries and memorial notices from Ottumwa Daily Courier. (2024)

Nancy Swanson 2024Nancy L. Burghoffer Swanson, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away June 24, 2024 in Liberty, Missouri. Nancy was born in 1934 in Centerville, Iowa to Benjamin and Thelma Conner Burghoffer. She graduated from Centerville High School and the Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing. She married...Obituary
Willis Cox 1942 - 2024Willis Dean Cox, 81, of Carlisle and formerly of Eldon died June 24, 2024, while working on his farm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Eldon Christian Church with Pastor David Bowden officiating. Burial will be in the Harness Cemetery near Mt. Sterling, IA immediately...Obituary
Lawrence Benac 1936 - 2024Lawrence J. Benac, age 87, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1978, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2024 at The Springs of Monarch Landing. He was born on December 10, 1936 in Centerville, IA. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Phyllis; his loving children, Brian (Elsa) Benac of Marble Falls, TX,...Obituary
Catherine HewittCatherine Rose Hewitt, 83, of Ottumwa, died June 21, 2024 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born May 5, 1941 in Ottumwa at the family home to Edward and Irma Hesse Rhoades. She married Keith LaVerne Hewitt October 6, 1958. Growing up in rural Wapello County, she attended Eldon High School. Catherine was a...Obituary
Hubert "Art" Steele 1940 - 2024Hubert "Art" Steele, 84, of Eldon, IA passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA with Pastor John Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Eldon Cemetery...Obituary
Cheryl Quibell-WrightCheryl Quibell-Wright, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, passed away on June 4, 2024 surrounded by her family and friends. Cheryl was born July 8, 1968 in Waterloo to William and Patricia Quibell. After graduation from East High School, Cheryl attended the Hawkeye Tech nursing program. Cheryl moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where...Obituary
Judy MacKenzieJudith May MacKenzie, 82, of Ottumwa, died at 10:12 p.m. June 20, 2024 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born March 3, 1942 in Ottumwa to Wayne and Grace Gray Sample. She married James Van Klavern and they later divorced. She married David MacKenzie May 14, 1994. A graduate of Albia High School and Indian Hills...Obituary
Bill WilkinsonWilliam Craig Wilkinson, 75, of Batavia, passed away at his home on June 19, 2024 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on May 20, 1949 at home in Eldon. He was the 6th child of Lawence and Audrey Major Wilkinson. Bill graduated from Cardinal High School with the class of...Obituary
Mary Yoakam 1924 - 2024Mary Alice Yoakam was born February 17, 1924, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to parents Urban Dayton and Mary Merle Jones Dayton. Mary graduated from Ottumwa High School with the Class of 1941; she then attended Ottumwa Heights College. She married Donald Yoakam of rural Hedrick on April 16, 1946, in Ottumwa. She was primarily...Obituary
Beverly PhillipsBeverly Ann Phillips, 88, of Ottumwa, died at 1:15 p.m. June 18, 2024 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1936 in Ottumwa to Adam Joseph and Arie LaRue Holton Collier. Beverly's career at Thomas Vet Clinic was a significant part of her life and she was a dedicated employee for many years,...Obituary
Danyce Emry 1965 - 2024Danyce "Dee" Emry, age 59, of Martinsburg, died Monday, June 17, 2024, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Dee was born June 13, 1965, in Sigourney, the daughter of Robert and Betty (Anthony) Emry. She received her G.E.D. and briefly attended Indian Hills Community College. On May 14, 1988, Dee married Von...Obituary
Allan Pennington 1940 - 2024Allan Lee Pennington passed away on June 16, 2024 in Hendersonville, North Carolina at the age of 84. Al was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 6, 1940 to Kenneth and Lillian Pennington. He grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa. Al received a business degree in 1962 and Master of Arts in Marketing in 1963, both from the...Obituary
Shawn GlennCelebration of life service for Shawn B. Glenn will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at 102 S Hazel, Agency, Iowa. He is survived by his wife Marsha Harrington Hunter, three children and two stepchildren.Death Notice
Roberta CampbellRoberta Campbell, 88, died June 17, 2024. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery.Death Notice
Dale Schwartz 1925 - 2024Ottumwa. Dale R. Schwartz was born to Louie and Lola Abrams Schwartz, on Tuesday, February 17, 1925, on a farm north of Hedrick, Iowa, just northwest of "Cracker's Neck". He attended a country school and went on to graduate from Fremont High School with honors. On July 28, 1946, he was united in marriage to...Obituary
Tammy ProennekeTammy Proenneke, 59, of Ottumwa, died June 13, 2024. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.Death Notice
Shay HovellAll are welcome to join the friends and family of Darren "Shay" Hovell on June 22. 2024. from 1-4pm, at Bridge View Center with a program held at 1:30 p.m. Full obituary available in Ottumwa Courier.Death Notice
Wayne Tedrow 1944 - 2024Wayne Edwin "Bruzz" Tedrow, 79, of Cantril, IA, passed away on June 3, 2024, at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, TX. Bruzz was born on July 1, 1944, in Scotland County, MO, to Roy and Helen (Fisher) Tedrow. He graduated from Fox Valley High School with the Class of 1963. Bruzz was united in marriage to Shirley...Obituary
Gaylord "Dave" Davis 1945 - 2024Gaylord "Dave" Wayne Davis, 78, of Eldon, IA passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon, IA with Pastor Mark Clark officiating. Cremation will take place following...Obituary
Margaret Bender 1929 - 2024Margaret Elizabeth(Sieren) Bender - dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and gaming enthusiast passed away on June 8, 2024. Margaret was born to August and Clara (Becker) Sieren on November 12, 1929, in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. She graduated from Sigourney High School in...Obituary
Thomas and Elaine KozeliskiA Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Thomas and Elaine Kozeliski on Monday, June 17 at 9:00 am St. Mary's Catholic Church, Centerville. Interment of cremated remains will immediately follow at Oakland Cemetery. The family prefers memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital...Obituary
Donald Teninty 1932 - 2024Donald "Don" Charles Teninty, 91, of Batavia, IA passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the Brees Rest Home in Albia, IA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. Burial will be in the Competine...Obituary
Laura Wright 1956 - 2024Laura Ellen Wright, 67, of Eldon, IA passed away at her home on Saturday, June 1, 2024, with her loving family by her side. As were Laura's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held in the Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, IA. A Celebration of Laura's life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June...Obituary
Lyle Corbett 1988 - 2024Lyle Gerald Corbett, 36, of Centerville and formerly of Tipton, entered his eternal rest on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Celebration of Life Services are currently pending with Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Online condolences may be shared at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lyle...Obituary

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