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Kathryn Heckart

By Ellis Codjoe, June 06, 2018

Kathryn M. Heckart, 67, of Ottumwa, died at 2:05 p.m. June 4, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born November 19, 1950 in Ottumwa to Charles T. and  Irene Benge O’Brien.  Kathy married Robert Heckart on November 29, 1969.

A 1968 graduate of Ottumwa High School, she had attended Ottumwa Heights College.

Kathy enjoyed square dancing with her husband and also enjoyed traveling, embroidery and crocheting.

Surviving are her husband, Bob; her children, Will (Kelly) Heckart, Lisa (Darrin) Wood and Scott (Amber) Heckart all of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren, Levi Wood, Trevor Baker, Justin Wood, Hannah Heckart, Henley Heckart; a sister, Patricia (Ron) Tallman of Wyoming, IA;  her mother-in-law, Ernestine Heckart of Ottumwa and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Delayne Adamson; a nephew, John Kosman and her father-in-law, Marlin Heckart.

Her body has been cremated.

A time for friends to greet family will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties or to the family to be designated at a later date.


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