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Arlene Breckenridge

By Melissa Lambrecht, March 06, 2017



OTTUMWA- R. Arlene Breckenridge, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 8:14 a.m. March 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born September 9, 1923 in Chariton, IA to Lloyd William and Gertrude Liddicoat Conner.  She married Keith LaVerne Breckenridge on March 21, 1945 and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2000.

Arlene was a 1942 graduate of Ottumwa High School.  She had worked at Standard Kollsman , in food service at Washington Junior High School and retired from J.C. Penney’s.

She was a member of Willard Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Michael) Ballard of Surprise, AZ; two sons, Steven Craig (Debbie) Breckenridge of Ottumwa and Kim (Sheri) Breckenridge of Goddard, KS; 8 grandchildren, Kevin (Marjorie) Hannah, Karri (John) Cross, Jeremy Breckenridge, Jena (Jason) Owens, Jesse Breckenridge, Erik Breckenridge, Ryan (Amanda) Breckenridge and Renee (Jason) Sanderholm; 5 great-grandchildren, Jayden, Koryn, Danielle, Ryker and Kade.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Danny Keith Breckenridge.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Disburg officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Willard Street United Methodist Church or Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

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