Obituaries: Rebecca Catherine Cecil

OTTUMWA-Rebecca Catherine Cecil, 68, of Ottumwa, passed away July 31, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born April 16, 1952; second of 4 children born to Lawrence and Alice Dunning Kopp Sr. She married David Cecil on December 24, 1976 in Ottumwa.

A 1972 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Becky also attended Indian Hills Community College taking nursing classes.  Becky worked several years at American Chain & Cable in Fairfield, Everco at the Ottumwa Airport and J.C. Penney’s in Ottumwa.

She was also well known for her green thumb and her beautiful flowers in her small yard and garden.  Many people brought her flowers and plants and asked her to save them and more often than not, she did.  Becky was very family oriented and loved to cook.  Many close friends received pecan cinnamon rolls for birthdays and holidays.

Becky is survived by her husband, David; her sister, Debbie (David) Patterson of Galesburg, IL; several nieces and nephews and her favorite dog, Gwen.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cary Dawn Cecil; her parents; sister, Wanda Marolf, and brother, Lawrence “Mort” Kopp Jr.

Her body has been cremated and a time to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice House in Ottumwa.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.