Ila Mae Musgrove


Ila Mae Musgrove, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 5:12 a.m. February, 12, 2022 at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. Her family would like to thank the staff of Good Samaritan and Good Samaritan Hospice for the care they have provided her.

She was born September 3, 1926 in Ottumwa to Frank and Hazel Wright Morris. She married Robert E. Musgrove on September 23, 1945 in San Jose, CA. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2014.

Ila had been a member of Church of the Brethren and was currently a member of Albia Rd. Baptist Church. She also had been a member of YWCA and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann (Vern) Lobaugh of Ottumwa and Jenny (Lon) Fiege of Watertown, WI; a son, William Arthur (Candy) Musgrove of Ottumwa; 20grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Murray of Marysville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Richards; a granddaughter, Julie Richards; 6 siblings and 5 siblings-in-law.

Her body has been cremated. Visitation with family present to greet friends will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 24th at Reece Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February, 25th at Reece Funeral Home. For those unable to attend the service, you may watch live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Albia Rd. Baptist Church or Good Samaritan Society Hospice in Ottumwa.

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