The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

March 19, 2013

Harley McDowell, 94, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Harley Merl McDowell, 94, formerly of 545 Bryan Rd., died March 18, 2013 at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

He was born July 25, 1918 north of Batavia, IA to John and Eva Bradshaw McDowell. He married Lois Brown on June 29, 1939.

Harley was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army 105th Field Artillery. He worked for 30 years at John Morrell & Co., retiring in 1972.

Harley was a member of O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion for 69 years, and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #114.

Surviving is his wife, Lois; three sons, Dean (Elizabeth) McDowell of Ottumwa, Harley Paul McDowell of White Pidgeon, MI, Scott (Jo) McDowell of Agency; two daughters, Sandra (Jim) Elliott and Patty (Denny) Bradley both of Ottumwa; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Patty) McDowell of Munterville.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jim, Harold, Eddie and Eugene McDowell; two sisters, Grace Parker and Ethel Smith.

Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Batavia Cemetery with Bill Payne officiating. Military services will be conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion Firing Squad.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Betty Simmons MYSTIC — Betty J. Simmons, 83, of Mystic, died July 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Funeral services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.

    July 28, 2014

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Centerville and Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, at her home in Sedona. Arrangements are pending at Schmidt Family Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0729 OTT obit Terry Benge photo -T -L -M Terry Benge OTTUMWA — Terry Gene Benge, 59, of 709 Queen Anne, died at 4:43 a.m. July 28, 2014, at home. He was born August 30, 1954, in Ottumwa to Freddie Gene and Donna Larue Benge. He married Teresa Ash on November 12, 1993. Terry had worked at Target, Vaugh

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret Bram OSKALOOSA — Margaret “Marge” Bram, 92, of Oskaloosa, died the morning of July 26, 2014, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Fore

    July 28, 2014

  • Mary Newlon FAIRFIELD — Mary “Catherine” Newlon, 97, of Fairfield, died July 26, 2014, at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield; Father Nick Adam officiating. Burial w

    July 28, 2014

  • Spencer Schwind SIGOURNEY — Spencer Schwind, 54, of Sigourney, died July 24, 2014. His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0729 OTT obit Patricia McDanel photo -T -L -M Patricia McDanel MORAVIA — Patricia (Patty) Ann (Clark) McDanel, 82, of Moravia, departed this Earth July 25, 2014, at the Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center in Centerville. She was born June 16, 1932, in Centerville, the daughter of Earthel (Corporan) and Walter Cla

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 OTT obit Judith Carriker photo -T -L -M Judith Carriker OSKALOOSA — Judith K. Carriker, 68, of Oskaloosa, was surrounded by her devoted family when she went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2014, while being cared for at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Sept. 28, 1945, in Os

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lena Hoga FAIRFIELD — Lena M. Hogan, 94, of Fairfield, died July 25, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Visitation with the family present will be

    July 28, 2014

  • Larry Wagner BLOOMFIELD — Larry Dean Wagner, 55, of Bloomfield, died July 27, 2014, at the Bloomfield Care Center. Private burial of the cremains will be at the West Grove Cemetery at a later date. No visitation is planned. Wagler Funeral Home is assisting the fa

    July 28, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National