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Loraine Houk

By Drew Elizabeth Skinner, August 07, 2017


OTTUMWA-Mildred Loraine Houk, 80, of Ottumwa, died at 7:55 p.m. August 6, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born May 20, 1937 in Ottumwa to Verlin E. and Dorothy Irene Smith Houk.

A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, she was a graduate of Ottumwa High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing.  Loraine was a registered nurse and worked at Ottumwa Regional Health Center in the OBGYN unit for 45 years, retiring in 2001.

She had been a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple.  Loraine loved collecting anything Disney and movies and was an avid book reader.

Surviving is a son, James Houk of Ottumwa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Houk and infant William Verlin Houk and a sister, Joan Latty.

Graveside services and burial will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Shaul Cemetery with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.

The family will be present at Reece Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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