Obituaries: Edna F. Caudron

OTTUMWA-Edna F. Caudron, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 1:40 a.m. July 29, 2020 Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.

She was born February 28, 1934 in Sullivan County, MO to Levin Griffin and Ruth Edna Lewis Taylor.  Edna married Richard Lee Caudron on May 13, 1952 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1992.

Edna had worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Ottumwa from 1992 to 2017.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the Taylor Reunion.

Surviving are her children, Frank (Janette) Caudron, Richard (Katie) Caudron of Kirkville, Randy Caudron of Ottumwa and Ranae Reiley of Marshalltown; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Emily Hoffert of Calmar.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Anette Headley; a great-grandson, Cameron Gaffney; son-in-law, Patric Reiley; 10 brothers and 2 sisters.

Graveside service and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 1st at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Stanley Reiley officiating.  The family requests those in attendance wear masks and also request they practice social distancing.

Limited open visitation will be 12 noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 31st at Reece Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Iowa or American Lung Association of Iowa.