Karen Luke


Karen Sue Collier Luke, 65, of Ottumwa, died October 9, 2021 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born December 31, 1955 in Ottumwa to Delmer and Donna Jean Wellborn Collier. On December 31, 1981 she had married Bruce Luke.

A 1973 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Karen had attended Indian Hills Community College. She had worked at Sunnyslope Care Center, Ottumwa Manor, Lucky Diamond Bar and at Excel.

Surviving are her children, Mark Rash (Teresa Cook) and Tasha (Mike) Robertson, both of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren; and a sister Kelli Jo Griffin of Donnellson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stillborn twin great-grandsons.

Her body has been cremated. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 15th at Reece Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, October 16th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Selden officiating. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Memorials may be made to the family to be determined at a later date.

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