Donna Reed


Donna Reed, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 12:20 p.m. September 3, 2021 at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born August 6, 1926 in Ottumwa to Paul and Vivian Nation Caster. Donna married Dean Wemer on March 4, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 15, 1978. She married Sam Reed on August 23, 1986 and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2007.

Donna was a member of Northgate Alliance Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Dennis) Parker of Ottumwa; 2 grandchildren, Dayna Parker and Chad (Amanda) Parker; a step-son, Paul Reed of Rogers, AR; 2 great grandsons, Carson and Caleb; 4 step-great granddaughters, Carly, Hannah, Alivia, Tina; a sister, Selma “Corky” Shaw of Ottumwa; a brother-in-law, Don “Swede” Larson of Ottumwa; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Wemer a sister, Shirley Larson; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Gib Harding; brothers-in-law, Chet Renfrew and George Shaw.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th, 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, September 8th, at Northgate Alliance Church with Pastor Jim Eschenbrenner officiating. The service may be viewed on the church Facebook page, MyNorthgateChurch.

Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Northgate Alliance Church.

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