The Ottumwa Courier

April 7, 2014

Bobbi Forbes


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Barbara “Bobbi” Forbes, 73, of 925 Lee Ave., died at 2:20 p.m. April 5, 2014, at her home.

She was born January 18, 1941, in Ottumwa to Leonard and Margaret Burkman Bigham. She married Don W. Forbes Jr. on September 23, 1956.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and gave home care.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Lisa (Don) White of Agency and Loni Forbes of Centerville; a granddaughter, Katy (Deek) Dodge of Hedrick; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Sarah; a brother Leonard Vernon (Marilyn) Bigham Jr. of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Shawn D. Forbes; her parents; and a sister, Peggy Fulton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Thiry officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jacob’s Gift, 20814 Hwy. 34, Blakesburg, Iowa 52536 or Hospice Serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.


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