The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

August 2, 2013

Norma Rhodus

OTTUMWA — Norma Ann Rhodus, 85, of 627 W. Finley Ave., died at 7:25 p.m. August 1, 2013 at Hospice House.

She was born April 19, 1928, in Ottumwa to Owen and Esther Lewis. She married Russell J. Rhodus on September 13, 1946. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2002.

A 1946 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Norma had been a resident of Ottumwa all of her life. She had worked at McCune & Reed Insurance, and for 25 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring in 1986.

Norma was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are a son, Rob Rhodus of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Amber Rhodus, Stephan Rhodus and Ashley Young Capps, all of Ottumwa; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Russell "Steve" Rhodus, infant twin sons, Larry and Gary Rhodus; and a brother, Robert Lewis.

Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shaul Cemetery with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.

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