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Obituaries

September 30, 2013

Jo Ann Simmer

OTTUMWA — Jo Ann Marie Simmer, 65, of 731 S. Morris St., died at 4:11 p.m. September 28, 2013, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born November 11, 1947, in Tama to William and Beverly Castle Lennie. She married Bobby LeRoy Simmer on November 18, 1963, in Ottumwa. He preceded her on death in June 12, 2005.

A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, she had worked as a waitress and for 18 years at Excel, retiring in 2006.

She enjoyed playing cards, computer games and spending time on Facebook. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are four daughters, Tina (Jim) Dyer, Bobbie Jo (Robert) Houk and Karla (Jackie) Harland, all of Ottumwa, Karen (Joe) McNabb of Galesburg, Ill.; a son, Dean Simmer of Ottumwa; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vickie McCoy of Ottumwa, Carol Silvia of Fairfield and Dee Hall of Ottumwa; three brothers, Bill Lennie of Ottumwa, David Lennie of Mt. Pleasant and Rex Lennie of South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her body has been cremated. As she wished after cremation, a memorial service will be held at 731 S. Morris St. at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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