Cleora Randolph


Cleora Mae Randolph, 94, of Ottumwa, died at 9:40 p.m. October 23, 2023 at home.

She was born October 14, 1929 in Ottumwa to John and Isabel Thurn Guthrie. Cleora married Jack Randolph on June 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2005.

A 1947 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Cleora worked for 25 years for Ottumwa Hospital as a dietary aide.

Cleora collected dolls and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Surviving are her children, Jacquelyn Randolph and Daniel Randolph, both of Ottumwa; a sister, Betty Rutledge of Ottumwa; and her cat, Baby.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, LuLonnie Randolph; siblings, Warren Guthrie, Ronald Guthrie, Barbara Davis and Frances Carder; and her cat, Bubba.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 27th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society or Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.

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