---- — OTTUMWA — Grace Dawson, 86, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10 p.m. June 24, 2013, at the Altoona Nursing & Rehab Center in Altoona.
She was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Ottumwa to William and Mary Rupe Leonard. She married Tom Dawson. He preceded her in death.
Grace had worked at Spiegel’s in Des Moines.
Surviving are three sons, Gene (Lupe) Simmons, Jerry (Rosemary) Kobrock and Bill (Coke) Grear, all of Des Moines; a daughter, Roxy McCauley (Kevin Reed) of Altoona; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Grear; and a daughter, Patti Cade.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.