The Ottumwa Courier

April 30, 2013

Stella Dial


Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — Stella Marie Dial, 87, of 304 Tacoma Ave., died at 3:20 p.m. April 29, 2013, at the University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

She was born June 24, 1925, in Ottumwa to Elmer and Marie Gunnarson Hawes.  She married Raymond G. Dial on Nov. 28, 1942.  He preceded her in death on Oct.5, 1998.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1942, Stella was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church.  Stella enjoyed gardening, quilting and taking care of her Sammy Cat.

Surviving is her son, Jerry (Alice) Dial of Ottumwa; a grandson, Eric Dial of Fairfield; and a brother, Bob Hawes of Kansas City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Dial.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Ralph Kister officiating.  Burial will be in the Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society PO Box 1149 Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.


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