Lola Moss


Lola M. Moss, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 4:20 a.m. April 7, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa.

She was born January 19, 1926 in Missouri to Lester E. and Maude Wilson Gray. She married Donald Autry Moss November 28, 1946 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death January 5, 2001.

Growing up in St. Louis, Lola was a graduate of Normandy High School. She lived in Fairfield a short time before moving to Ottumwa and worked for James E. Taylor Advertising for 30 years.

She was a member of Willard Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing in her youth, sewing and attending Bunco Club. She also enjoyed playing golf with her husband.

Surviving are her children, Terry (Claudia) Moss of Canton, IL, Vicki (Glenn) Harter of Ottumwa and Debra (Kerry) Frederick of Greensboro, GA; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer Harter (Jeff Lathen), Casey Frederick, Sara Roberts, Chad Harter, Andrea Moss, Eric (Mandi) Moss, Lynn Aaron (Monica) Harter, Amanda (Brandon) Carter and Nick Frederick; granddaughter-in-law, Julie Harter; 9 great-grandchildren, Paige, Teagan, Tate and Tripp Harter, Mason and Ian Roberts, Jackson and Elizabeth Carter and Bennett Moss; and a brother, Lester (Paula) Gray of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Margaret Walker.

Open visitation will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8th at Reece Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 9th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Skinner officiating. The family will be present to greet friends one hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend the service, you may watch it live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Cremation will follow the service.

Private inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society or to Timber Ridge Assisted Living.

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