The Ottumwa Courier


November 7, 2013

Gleda Locke

OTTUMWA — Gleda Marie Locke, 83, of Ottumwa, died at 11:01 a.m. November 6, 2013, at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born April 28, 1930, in Bladensburg to Charles Alan and Grace Elizabeth Leeling Humble. She married Virgil Clair Locke on August 4, 1947. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2011.

A graduate of Agency High School, Gleda attended the Iowa Success School. She had worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and Canteen Vending. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Catherine (David) Marnholtz of Agency; a son, John William (Patti Jo) Locke of Cottage Grove, Minn.; four grandchildren, Marcella and Michael Marnholtz, both of Des Moines, Jennifer (Quincy) Wellington and Ginger Locke, both of Cottage Grove, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Kloie and Ayvon; a sister-in-law, Alice Humble of Agency; a brother-in-law, Floyd Totten of Cedar Rapids; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence LeRoy (Dorothy) Humble, Donald Charles Humble, Darrell Marvin (Catherine) Humble and Estol Arlo (Helen) Humble; three sisters, Leatha Irene (Bob) White, Cleora Fern (David) Pearson and her twin, Glenna Lea Totten.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Nathan White officiating. Burial will be in Chisman Cemetery.

Visitation is open at 1 p.m. Friday. The family will be present one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vista Woods Care Center or Hospice of Central Iowa, 100 E. Van Buren St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.

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