The Ottumwa Courier


January 20, 2014

Lynda Mathews

BLOOMFIELD — Lynda L. Mathews, 66, of 23355 Mallard Ave., died at 11:39 a.m. January 18, 2014, at her home.

She was born July 13, 1947, in Ottumwa to Albert and Albertine Calhoun Wymore. She married Gene Burkhart in 1966. They later divorced. She married Danny Mathews on October 16, 1993.

A graduate of Davis County High School in 1966, she had worked for Comfort Keepers and for 14 years for the Davis County Schools, retiring in 2010.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening, camping and attending garage sales. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband, Danny; four children, Jodi (Gary Pierson) Reynolds of Ottumwa, Kelly (Amy) Burkhart of Fairfield, Dana (Mike) Thompson of Wisconsin and Shawn (Melissa) Burkhart of Kirkville; a stepdaughter, Susan Haskell of Bloomfield; eight grandchildren, Jolea Burkhart, Tyler Thompson, Nic Thompson, Konnor Burkhart, Austin Burkhart, Daulton Burkhart, Reese Thompson and Dain Burkhart; two stepgrandchildren, Kaden and Colbi Haskell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Wymore.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Agency Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the family present one hour prior to the service to greet friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149 Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.

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