The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

October 22, 2013

Ada Tarbell

OTTUMWA — Ada P. Kitterman Tarbell, 76, of Ottumwa, died October 21, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born January 24, 1937, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Kitterman. She married John Tarbell on October 13, 1973.

Ada was a graduate of Ottumwa Heights Academy. She was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Surviving are her husband, John; two sisters, Mary Jo (Ronald) Wilson and Maureen (John) Miller, both of Des Moines; a brother, Lawrence (Louise) Kitterman of Ottumwa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Andrews; and a brother, James Kitterman.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Visitation with Father Bernie Weir presiding. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a Christian Wake Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The family will be present following until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Daughters of the Americas or St. Mary of the Visitation.

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