Phyllis Woods


Phyllis Mae Woods, 78, of Ottumwa, passed at 5:30 p.m. January 15, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born May 20, 1941 in Bloomfield to Dick and Hilda Marie Zumwalt Saner. She married Richard Link on December 24, 1959, they later divorced and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2010. Phyllis married Roy Junior Woods on June 19, 1982 and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2018.

Phyllis had been a resident of Ottumwa most of her life. She enjoyed going to casinos and gambling and she loved to cook. Surviving are four daughters, Reanne Jefferson (Steven Williams) of Des Moines, Alisa (Randy) Richardson of Ottumwa, Dana Strong of Las Vegas, NV and Kimberley Link of Green Bay, WI; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at Reece Funeral Home with Chaplain Gary Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made
to Blessings Soup Kitchen.

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