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Reva M. Dunning, age 82, of Albia, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.

    Jacqualine “Jackie” Kay Keeton, age 72, of Ottumwa, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines.


 I have really been thinking about which way to go in my column this week. Last week’s column really seemed foreordained and appropriate in light of what happened in our nation this past week. If you didn’t read it, please go back and read or reread it.