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“Renee, Luke and Families: We were so sorry to hear of Heather's passing. We didn't have a lot of interaction with Heather herself through the years...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Randy and Jean WEhr

“I am so sad to hear of Heathers passing! I know there is nothing I, or anyone, can say to make things easier at a time like this, but I want her...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Miller (formerly Becky Cairns) - IA

“My thoughts are with the family. Classmate from Class of 1991. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Angie (Heisdorffer) Fiscus - TN

“Heaven gained a beautiful angel! My prayers to the family. She will definately be missed. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Stacie Winrow (Garrow) - IA

“Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family...She will be missed.. Tony and Lonnie Watts ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Yolanda Mason

“Such an amazing woman! She will never be forgotten! We love you guys! If you all need anything, I'll do what I can for you! Jessy and Chloe ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jessy Schwering - Centerville, IA

“Sweet Heather - your amazing love for your family and the strength you showed were always a gift you gave to those that knew you. With everything...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Griffith (Schacher) - IA

“I'll never forget your strength and tenacity when watching you cross that finish line during the Color Run! You amazed me and I was so proud to share...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Margaret Repasz - Centerville, IA

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Heather Dawn McClurg age 42 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Mayo's St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, after a long battle with Lupus.

Heather was born February 28, 1973, the daughter of Ernest and Lynda (Ogden) Koltis. She attended Davenport West High School until her junior year. She graduated from Washington High School, in Washington, Iowa, the Class of 1991. She attended IHCC in Ottumwa, Iowa, and went on to get her Bachelors of Business Degree at William Penn University. On May 13, 1995, Heather married her best friend, Jeff McClurg in Exline, Iowa. She had two sons, Quinn and Chase, whom she was extremely proud of and would willingly talk about whenever given the opportunity.

Heather dedicated her life to the Human Services field. She worked for Centerville Group Homes, as an educational assistant for children with special needs; and later, she was a Direct Support Manager for Bethphage in Des Moines supporting adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition, she worked as a manager for Pizza Hut in Des Moines and received a number of awards for her management skills. She enjoyed being a Tupperware consultant in her free time. Heather willingly helped anyone who needed it, or asked for it. She loved fishing and being outdoors. Her greatest joy was spending time with her boys and attending all of the sports/activities that they participated in. Her house was often filled with the voices of children and teenage boys. She was loved by many.

Heather is survived by her husband Jeff ; her sons, Quinn and Chase of Exline; her mother Lynda Ogden of Iowa City; siblings, Renee (Jon) Foster of Centerville, Lucas Koltis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a niece and 2 nephews, and many family members and friends. Heather loved her family, dearly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Koltis, and her father-in-law Bryan McClurg.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Centerville, Iowa. A visitation will take place at Lange Funeral Home on Saturday from 11AM-1PM. Memorials have been established the family of Heather Dawn McClurg and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at