Obituaries: Marie King

OTTUMWA-Marie Ann King, 50, of Ottumwa, passed away on March 9, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.


She was born October 25, 1966 in Ottumwa to James L. and Masa Akutsu King.


A graduate of Ottumwa High School, she completed her Laboratory Specimen Collection Certification at Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX.


She worked as a phlebotomist at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Davis County Hospital and for Southeast Iowa Blood Center in Ottumwa.


Marie loved her cats, a good belly laugh and making latch hook rugs; she was an avid reader and enjoyed reading a good book on her porch swing.


Surviving are two brothers, James T. (Sue) King of Nebo, NC and Jerry G. (Tammy) King of Burlington; a sister, Mieko Akutsu of Austin, TX; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews; several cousins including Vonda (DeWayne) Rohrer of Eddyville.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Ruth Ann King.


Her body has been cremated.  Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery.


Remembrance services will be held at a later date to be announced.


Memorials may be made to the Promise Center.


Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.