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Elizabeth Swartz

By Ellis Codjoe, August 09, 2018

Elizabeth L. Swartz, 80, of Ottumwa, died at 1:20 a.m. August 7, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born April 20, 1938 in Ottumwa to Hiram H. and Ruby L. Haberly Doup.  She married Richard Parks and they later divorced.  She married Merle Swartz and he preceded her in death.

Elizabeth had been a resident of Ottumwa all of her life.  She enjoyed going to casinos and loved gardening.

Surviving are her children, Catherine (Ron) Slack of Eddyville, Tim Parks of Ottumwa and Jackie (Stephanie) Anoff-Parks of Tamarac, FL; 2 grandchildren, Heather and Melissa; 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Slack; a brother, Ben Doup and sisters, Syvilla Ross and Millicent Swope.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Doug Glosser officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be present one hour prior to the services Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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