Martha Dietz


Martha Ann Dietz, 76, of Ottumwa, died at 10:45 a.m. January 13, 2022 at Monroe County Hospital.

She was born June 25, 1945 in Ottumwa to Dale and Pauline Eakins Conder.

A 1963 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Martha earned an associate of arts degree from Ottumwa Heights College. She worked for Everco Industries for 13 years, the Ottumwa Post Office for 13 years and owned and operated Mr. Upholstery for several years, retiring in 2007.

Martha enjoyed sewing, remodeling houses, gardening, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandkids.
Surviving are her children, Skipper (Wanda) Poncy of Omaha, NE, Troy Poncy, Hilary (Aaron) Hurley and Shawn (Shawn) Westfall all of Ottumwa; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gene (Lavina) Conder of Des Moines; and her beloved dog, Rowdy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, infant sister, Jennie, infant brother, Earl, John Paul Conder, Vernon Conder and Michael Conder; and her companion, Rich Olson.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Schlotter officiating. For those unable to attend the service, it may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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