Edna Dunning


Edna L. Dunning, 91, of Ottumwa, died at 9:43 p.m. June 11, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born November 5, 1931 in Scotts Bluff, NE to William Jacob and Hazel Inez Currier Pickrell Sr. Edna married David E. Dunning on November 5, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 23, 2005.

Edna worked for 35 years in the Housekeeping Department at St. Joseph Hospital and Ottumwa Regional Health Center, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of Pennsylvania Ave. Free Methodist Church. Edna had been a volunteer for Senior Meals.

Surviving are her children, Diana (Roger) Reck, Linda Mason and David E. Dunning Jr. all of Ottumwa; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Ann Taylor of Waterloo and a brother Lew (Pat) Werle of Rockford, IL.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Clark Dunning; siblings, William Jacob Pickrell Jr. and Elaine Epperson.

Visitation will be open at noon Tuesday, June 13th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14th at Reece Funeral Home with Larry Larrington officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pennsylvania Ave. Free Methodist Church.

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