The Ottumwa Courier

December 10, 2012

Doris Blackwell, 88, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Doris Blackwell, 88, of Nevada, Iowa and formerly of Ottumwa and Unionville, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1924 in Floris, the daughter of Gilbert and Ruby Ina Fish Rupe. She married Vern Blackwell on May 29, 1959. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2011.

She worked for Brammer’s Mfg. Co.

Surviving are two sisters, Alma (Larry) Barker and Elaine Barker, both of Nevada; and a brother, Garry Rupe, of Sailorville.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, Doyle and Theadore; and a sister, LaVonne Gustafson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home; with Pastor Kathy Morrison officiating.

Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, with family present one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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