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Virginia Orleen (Stocker) STEELE


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 11/22/2020 at 23:12:06

March 30, 1939 ----- November 12, 2020

Virginia Orleen Steele, 81, of Ottumwa, died November 12, 2020 at home. She was born March 30, 1939 in Clarion, IA to Sidney Joseph and Bertha Lillian Brady Stocker. Virginia married Richard Steele on January 8, 1961 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 2013. A 1957 graduate of Blakesburg High School, Virginia had worked 2 years for the Des Moines Register & Tribune and then worked 41 years for South Ottumwa Savings Bank, retiring in 2005.

Virginia had been a member of Willard St. United Methodist Church. She was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

Surviving are her daughters, Teri Cooley of Ottumwa and Joni Cary of Altoona; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Carol) Muntz of Farmington and a sister, Sally (George) Boyington of Ames. She was preceded in death by her parents; an uncle and aunt who helped raise her, Ralph and Geneva Fredrickson; a grandson, James Cooley; a brother, Sidney Stocker and a sister, Marilyn Owens.

Her body has been cremated. Limited open visitation for friends will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, November 16th at Reece Funeral Home. Private memorial services will be at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. For those not able to attend the service, you may watch live at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 17th on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Private inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family at 632 Chester Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501 or Heartland Humane Society.


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