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Reva Williams

Reva Marie Williams, 61, Ottawa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at COF Training Services, 1516 N. Davis Ave., Ottawa. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at East Hill Cemetery, Erie.
Memorial choice is COFTS, Inc., which can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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