The Ottumwa Courier

March 5, 2014

Carolyn VanDerHorst


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Carolyn A. VanDerHorst, 78, formerly of 322 E. Park, died at 5:36 p.m. March 4, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born November 22, 1935, in Ottumwa to Roger and Cleo Stevens Griffiths. She married Clair VanDerHorst in August 1954. He preceded her in death October 2, 1983.

A 1954 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Carolyn was a military wife, living many places during her husband’s time of service. In 1972, they returned to Iowa to live.

Surviving are her children, Michael VanDerHorst of Ottumwa and Diane (Roy) Hartley, both of Ottumwa; two grandchildren, Daniel (Shawni) Hartley and Joseph Hartley; a great-grandchild to be born in October; and a brother, Harold Griffiths of Libertyville.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Iles officiating. Burial will be in the Dunnville Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the grandchildren.


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