Jo Ann Wagner


Jo Ann Wagner, 50, of Albia, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 11:15 a.m. February 1, 2024 at Monroe County Hospital.

She was born August 6, 1973 in Ottumwa to James Ruben and Debra Lou Dennison Wagner.

Jo Ann was a 1992 graduate of Ottumwa High School and a graduate of Kaplan University. She attended First Pentecostal Assembly of God and had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary. She also loved the color purple.

Surviving are two daughters, Brittany (Nick) Camden of Omaha, NE and Katlyn Wagner-Bird of Marshalltown; a son, Brett Roberts of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren, Riliey, Violet, Jack, Kai-ree, Athena, Brendan, Everly and Benjamin; her mother, Debra Lapsey of Ottumwa; sister, Wendy Wagner of Ottumwa; half-brother, Ray (Lindsey) Lapsey of Pella; half-sister, Brandy Wagner of Kansas City, MO; step-brothers, Terry Meeker and Scott Meeker both of Ottumwa; step-sister, Shayleen Lynnville of Ottumwa; her step-mother, Marlena Wagner of Ottumwa; and her boyfriend, Mark Aldinger.

She was preceded in death by her father and step-father, John Lapsey.

Her body has been cremated. Graveside services and inurnment will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 9th at Ottumwa Cemetery with Shawn Ott officiating.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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