The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 24, 2013

Ruth Dawson

OTTUMWA — Ruth Elizabeth Dawson, 84, formerly of 5 Silverwood Drive, died April 23, 2013 at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born June 26, 1928 in Ottumwa to Walter R. and Iva Jenkins McNulty. She married Raymond L. Dawson on Dec. 31, 1947. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2002.

Ruth was a 1946 graduate of Ottumwa High School.

She was a member of Davis St. Christian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was involved with the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Ruth had been a member of the Letter Carriers Auxiliary and O.B. Nelson Unit #3 American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving is a son, Tom (Cheryl) Dawson of Ottumwa; four daughters, Ramona Vaux, Sue (Jim) McDaniel and Patti Sutton all of Ottumwa, Bev Dawson of Fairfield; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sally McNulty of Ottumwa and many nieces and nephews who adored her.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Carol Diane Funk and infant, Cheryl Ann Dawson; a granddaughter, Cathryn Vaux; three brothers, Walter A. McNulty, Melvin McNulty and Dick Reese; two sisters, Clara McNulty and Sylvia Henson.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Davis St. Christian Church with Rev. James H. Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis St. Christian Church.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 0723 OTT obit Tina Chastain photo -T -L -M Tina Chastain OTTUMWA — Tina Marie Chastain, 56, of 1441 W. Finley Ave., died July 21, 2014, at her home. She was born April 13, 1958, in Ottumwa to Warren J. and Alice Overturf Young. She married Bob Chastain on October 21, 1978. They later divorced. A 1976 gra

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charlotte Woodward MORAVIA — Charlotte Woodward, 90, of Moravia, died July 20, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene in Moravia; Revs. Terry Chapman and Ken Martin officiating. Interment will follow

    July 22, 2014

  • Keith Worrell OTTUMWA — Franklin Keith Worrell, 93, formerly of 1908 N. Court, died at 2:50 a.m. July 20, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born January 11, 1921, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Lewis and Waunetta Bertram Worrell. He married Mary Aileen Ho

    July 22, 2014

  • Geneva Lames BLOOMFIELD — Geneva C. “Jerry” Lames, 95, of Farmington, Arkansas, died July 21, 2014, in Farmington. She was born July 9, 1919, in Nemaha, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar J. and Leora Grace Biggins King. She was a retired employee of Osco Drug and a mem

    July 22, 2014

  • 0723 OTT obit Madeline McDowell photo -T -L -M Madeline McDowell OTTUMWA — Madeline McDowell, 95, of Greeley, Colorado, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away at Grace Pointe on July 14, 2013. She was born March 13, 1918, to Earl and Flossie Strang Hem in Davis County, Iowa. She married Edwin J. McDowell in Ottumwa, I

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0723 OTT obit Lowell Sims photo -T -L -M Lowell Sims RUSSELL — Services for Lowell Sims, 84, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday the First Baptist Church, Russell. Interment will be in the Russell Cemetery. Family will greet friends at from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at the church. Husband of Arlene

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gus Leedom BLOOMFIELD — Clinton Gus Leedom, 49, of 11202 Nickel Ave., died July 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0723 OTT obit Rees Jones Jr. photo -T -L -M Rees Jones Jr. OTTUMWA — Rees Jones, Jr., of Ottumwa, died July 21, 2014, at his home following a brief battle with cancer. Rees was born May 13, 1925, to Rees and Aletha Kridlebaugh Jones Sr. in Pershing, Iowa. His family owned and operated a coal mine there. He

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wilma Swanson LOCKRIDGE — Wilma L. Swanson, 93, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Lockridge, died July 17, 2014, at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lockridge Baptist Church; Rev. Earl Swiga

    July 21, 2014

  • Inez Dougherty BLOOMFIELD — Inez Marie Dougherty, 94, of Sioux City, died July 18, 2014, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. July 29 in the Barker Township Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation was held Sunday at Meyer Bro

    July 21, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National