The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 25, 2014

Ruth Hedberg

CENTERVILLE — Ruth Christine Hedberg, 93, of Centerville, died April 24, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

She was born the daughter of Loy and Cecile (Higdon) Tipton on Aug. 12, 1920, in Moulton. She graduated from the Moulton High School.

On March 17, 1942, Ruth was united in marriage to Hugh "Midge" Hedberg in Unionville, Mo. She first started working at Sebben's Dairy Crème in Centerville, and later it would be renamed to Raymond's Dairy Crème, where she would work for more than 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the Eagle's Club in Centerville and was past president of the Eagle's Auxiliary.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Beverlee Howe and her husband, James of Ottumwa; grandchildren, Cathy and her husband, Michael Britt of Batavia, Chris and her husband, Mike Durflinger of Bloomfield, Jim Howe of Ottumw and Eric Howe and his wife, Jamie of Agency; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Junior Tipton of Moberly, Mo., Rex Tipton of Moulton and Max Tipton of Newton; sisters, Enid Moulton of Moulton, Patty Edwards of Moulton, Helen Harrington of Unionville, Garnett Landtiser of Bloomfield and Lola Hinerman of Warrensburg, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugh Hedberg in 1980; sisters, Fern Morrison, Pauline Bailey and Hazel Belloma; and a her longtime companion, Julius "Boomer" Dove on Nov. 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville; Rev. Brian Hargrave officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. Following the burial, the family will be having a luncheon at the Eagle's Club in Centerville.

Visitation will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the family present one hour before services on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to either the American Cancer Society or to Hope Lodge in Iowa City and can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.

The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Hedberg family at this time, and condolences can be sent at schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 0731 OTT obit Donald Townsend photo -T -L -M Donald Townsend BLAKESBURG — Donald Ray “Don” Townsend, 77, of Blakesburg, passed away July 29, 2014, under the care of Monroe County Hospice at his home in Blakesburg. Don was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Monroe County to Arthur Raymond and Clara Elizabeth (McAllister) T

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 OTT obit Buddy Jones photo -T -M Buddy Jones OTTUMWA — Gary L. “Buddy” Jones, 80, of 933 W. Mary St., went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2014, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center after complications from his longtime battle with Sjogrens vasculitis. He was born March 17, 1934, in Shenandoah, Io

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnie Middleton OSKALOOSA — Donnie Middleton, 74, of Oskaloosa, died early in the morning July 30, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; Mr. Jeffrey Morris officiating. As was h

    July 30, 2014

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy C. Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, near her home in Sedona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt Family Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be i

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Richard Glynn photo -T -L -M Richard Glynn OTTUMWA — Richard W. “Dick” Glynn, 67, of 11620 Rabbit Run Road, died at 5:48 p.m. July 27, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born January 18, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert Douglas and Gladys Glynn. He married Donna Bil

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy C. Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, near her home in Sedona. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt Family Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be in

    July 29, 2014

  • Gary Lindgren OSKALOOSA — Gary Lindgren, 66, of Oskaloosa, died July 28, 2014, at the MHP Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Burial with milit

    July 29, 2014

  • Betty Simmons MYSTIC — Betty J. Simmons, 83, of Mystic, died July 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Cremation was accorded as per her wishes. No services are planned. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Lester Dodds photo -T -L -M Lester Dodds OTTUMWA — Lester H. Dodds, 90, of Ottumwa, passed away the morning of July 28, 2014, at Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties. Lester Herman Dodds, son of Roy and Edith (Tillison) Dodds, was born, May 26, 1924, in Burlington. As a teenager, he worked

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Sisk FAIRFIELD — Karen Ann (Ross) Sisk, 66, of Fairfield, died July 26, 2014, at Jefferson County Health Center. Per her wishes, she has been cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn, Fairfield; Pastor Bran

    July 29, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National