The Ottumwa Courier

December 27, 2012

Valda Easton, 89, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Valda M. Easton, 89, of 2617, Marilyn Rd., died at 10:27 p.m. December 24, 2012 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born November 4, 1923 in Akron, CO to Edward Raymond and Hazel J. Schofield Kosar. She married Louie H. “Bud” Easton on August 18, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2004.

Valda had been a resident of Ft. Madison most of her life, where she had worked at a motel. She lived in Henderson, NV before moving to Ottumwa in 2004.

Surviving is a daughter, Ella (Stanley) Deshler of Ottumwa; six grandchildren, Steven Merrill, Dina Gibson, Laura Merrill, Donna Sumner, Jim Deshler and Roger Deshler; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Howdeshell of Ottumwa; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Harold Merrill; a grandson, Mike Merrill and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Sumner.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Saylor  officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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