Cary Monohon


Cary L. Monohon, 59, of Ottumwa, died at 10:40 a.m., May 27, 2023 at home.

He was born April 2, 1964 in Ottumwa. He married Tyna Swearingen on September 10, 1999.

A 1982 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Cary had worked as a residential aide at Job Corps for six years.

He enjoyed listening to heavy metal music, camping and reading.

Surviving is his wife, Tyna; children, Tysha Ghazal, Brad (Tayler) Stines, both of Ottumwa, Matt (Kersty) Stines of Bloomfield, Amanda Tousignant of Waterloo, Ashton Stines Monohon, Melony Stines Monohon, Shayma Ghazal Monohon, Yasmine Ghazal Monohon, Layna Monohon, Syerra Cantu Monohon and Kyndal Monohon, all of Ottumwa; 23 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; an aunt, Karen Welch of Eureka Springs, AR.

He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Sofiya Cantu; his father, Jim Monohon.

Visitation will begin 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Cremation will follow the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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