The Ottumwa Courier


January 20, 2014

Mary Anderson Tortat

KEOSAUQUA — Mary L. Anderson Tortat, 89, of Keosauqua, formerly of Fort Madison, passed away on Jan. 19, 2014, at 12:25 p.m. at the West Point Care Center.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1924, in Fort Madison to Clarence and Daisy Peacock Poe. She married Kenneth M. Anderson on July 12, 1941. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1989. She later married Frank Tortat on May 17, 1996. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God Independent Holiness.

Mary is survived by her husband, Frank Tortat of Keosauqua; three sons, Marvin (Juanita) Anderson of rural Wever, Bruce Anderson of Fort Madison and Scott (Sharon) Anderson of West Point; two stepdaughters, Kaye (Terry) Morrow of Mt. Pleasant and Janice McTee of Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Marjorie MacMeekin of Sacramento, Calif., and Charlotte (Maurice) Loges of Primrose.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two stepmothers, Emma Poe and Ethel Poe; her first husband; two sons, Gerald and Dean Anderson; one brother in infancy and two sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory; with Revs. Bill Carpenter and Paul Miller officiating. Burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Tuesday with the family to receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences to Mary’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website,

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