The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

June 5, 2014

Irene Cousins

OTTUMWA — Irene M. Cousins, 91, of Ottumwa, died June 4, 2014, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born September 16, 1922, in Davis County, Iowa, to Alfred C. and Mary Ethlyn Veatch Heckart. She married Clane V. Cousins, and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2001.

Irene taught English at the high school level in Des Moines and had worked for H&R Block while living in Arizona.

Surviving are her first cousin, Goldie Flores of Carson City, Nevada, and a few second and third cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Jack and Lillie Heckart and Will and Ella Veatch.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in the City of Mesa Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

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