Evelyn Huffman

Ruth Evelyn Huffman, 81, of Jefferson, formerly of Hedrick, died November 24, 2015, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Benge officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg.  Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa was in charge of arrangements.

She was born January 28, 1934, north of Martinsburg to Claude and Margaret Mae Messerschmitt Campbell.  She married Ronald Keith “Duck” Huffman on February 8, 1953, and they divorced in 1981. A 1952 graduate of Hedrick High School, Evelyn was a homemaker. She was a member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and attended Jefferson United Methodist Church.  Evelyn enjoyed sending cards, corresponding with friends and family and watching sports.

Surviving are three daughters, Gail Huffman of Jefferson, Lori (Quint) Reelfs of Topeka, KS and Valerie (Tony) Emberton of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Adam Reelfs, Braden Reelfs and Brinn Reelfs; two sisters, Louise Paxton of Cedar Rapids and Lucille Emry of Ottumwa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church or Greene County Congregate Meals.

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