The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

March 6, 2012

Carolyn Davis, 78, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Carolyn Joyce Davis, 78, formerly of 850 S. Moore St., died at 1 p.m. March 4, 2012 at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born July 26, 1933 in Oskaloosa to Edward and Leona DeBoef Rinehart. She married Donald N. Davis on May 16, 1953. He preceded her in death October 27, 2010.

A graduate of Oskaloosa High School, she had been a resident of Ottumwa since 1953.

Surviving are two sons, Mike (Cindy) Davis of Andalusia, IL, Melvin (Edna) Davis of Austin, TX; five daughters, Diane (Leon) Rysdam of Locust Grove, AR, Rose (Greg) Fleming of Ottumwa, Patti (Brian) Winchell of Ridgecrest, CA, Linda (Rex) Belt of Missouri, Lori (Paul) Adams of Minnesota; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother Bob Rinehart of Montezuma; and two step-brothers, Larry Peland and Punky Peland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Rinehart.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Gentz officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa Rehab.

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