The Ottumwa Courier

July 1, 2013

Wilma Eells-Schwartz


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Wilma L. Paine Eells-Schwarz, 89, of Ottumwa, died at 5:25 p.m. June 30, 2013, at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Cedar Falls to Oren and Sally Peterson Paine. She married William Eells on Dec. 10, 1943, in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1995. She married Kermit Schwartz on Oct. 12, 1998, in Ottumwa.

Wilma was a graduate of Teachers College High School in 1941 and received a B.A. from Iowa State Teachers College in 1947. She was a member of Willard St. United Methodist Church and a volunteer with many organizations as her children were growing up.

Surviving are her husband, Kermit; a daughter, Jennifer (Evan) Wilson of Loveland, Colo.; two sons, Ross Eells of Ottumwa and Chad (Jean) Eells of Webster City; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Leila Disburg officiating. Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottumwa High School Music Boosters.


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