Bill Ash


William Michael Ash, 76, of Ottumwa, died at 2:54 p.m. March 5, 2022 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.

He was born December 23, 1945 in Ottumwa to William S. and Eula N. Enloe Ash.

A resident of Ottumwa all of his life, he worked 34 years for the Ottumwa Community Schools, retiring in 2008.

Bill enjoyed being well dressed and loved cars, always keeping his vehicle very clean.

Surviving are three sons, Todd Ash of Ottumwa; Chris (Doreen) Ash of Florida and Eric Ash of Ottumwa; five grandchildren, Tanner, Jacey, Bryce, Brady and Alexis; two sisters, Sally Jones and Betty Ash both of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Ronnie Ash; brother-in-law, Bruce Jones.

Visitation will be open after 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12th at Reece Funeral Home with his family present to greet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cremation will follow the visitation.

Private inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Care Initiatives Hospice.

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