Obituaries: Mitchell T. Kingery

OTTUMWA-Mitchell T. Kingery, 55, of Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 5:29 a.m. July 30, 2020 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

He was born July 28, 1965 in Ottumwa to Bill G. and Pam J. Overturf Kingery.  Mitch married Karen Collins, they later divorced and remained great friends.

A 1984 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Mitch had lived in Ottumwa most of his life, moving to Des Moines in 1995.  He earned a degree in Auto Mechanics from Indian Hills Community College.

Mitch enjoyed computers, animation  movies and gaming and loved science fiction.

Surviving are sons, Calvin Kingery of West Des Moines and Eric Collins of Arizona; 2 grandchildren, Alexys Taylor and Masin Collins; his mother, Pam Kingery of Ottumwa; siblings, Raymond Kingery, Laura (Scott) Garrett, Sam (Jody) Kingery and Jason Kingery.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, George and Virginia Overturf.

Private funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. For those not able to be inside the funeral home with the family during the service, you may watch the funeral from the Reece Funeral Home Facebook.

Cremation will follow the services.

Limited open visitation will be  1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 2nd . Online condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.