The Ottumwa Courier

November 25, 2013

Jean Shields


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Jean D. Shields, 86, formerly of 2012 W. Second St., died at 3:55 p.m. November 24, 2013, at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born February 8, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Earl and Alta Reese Jordan. She married Ike Shields. He preceded her in death.

Jean had worked at John Morrell & Co.

Surviving are her son, Gary (Peggy) Bleything of Ottumwa; two grandchildren, Phil Bleything and Veronica Stewart; three great-grandchildren, Colt, Kelsey and Jack Stewart.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Henderson and Doris Jordan.

No services are planned. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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