The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

December 9, 2013

Rosella Townsend

OTTUMWA — Rosella Pearl Townsend, 83, of 309 Mer Rouge, died at 7:17 p.m. December 8, 2013 at home.

She was born February 26, 1930 in Ottumwa to Charles and Delta Coleman Clawson. She married Carl Foy Townsend on April 6, 1949.

Rosella was a 1948 graduate of Ottumwa High School. She had worked at Molly's and Kent's Hatchery and she and her husband owned and operated Ace Upholstery for 40 years. She enjoyed shopping at the Goodwill in Ottumwa.

Surviving is her husband, Carl; her six children, Carlene Rowland, Carl Foy Townsend Jr., Merritt Townsend, Earl W. Townsend, Stacy Townsend and Kari Townsend all of Ottumwa; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Exline of Ottumwa; her dog, Dolly.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Clawson Jr., Lloyd Clawson and Arnold King.

Her body has been cremated and no services are planned.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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