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Marcella (Moran) Otters

December 14, 1955 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 65)


Marcella Otters, 65, of Waterloo, Iowa passed away in the comfort of her home on July 1, 2021.

Following Marcella’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no public services held at this time.  Memorial contributions may be directed in Marcella’s name to her family which will later be designated elsewhere.  For further information or to leave a condolence please visit or call . Creps Abels Funeral Home is caring for Marcella and her family.  

Marcella Moran was born on December 14, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Jane (Newgren) Moran.  She attended school in the Jesup school district.  She was united in marriage to Aruther Otters Jr.  Although the two later divorced, their friendship and bond would forever remain close.

Marcella had a heart of gold and cherished her family with all of her heart.  She also enjoyed spending time fishing, playing bingo, crocheting, her Boston Terriers and was known to be a free-spirited woman who enjoyed smoking a little Mary Jane once in a while.  Marcella actually crocheted most of her family members their own personalized blanket.  That was just the type of woman she was and will forever be remembered for that love to all.     

Left to cherish Marcella’s memory are her children: Trever Moran, Lynn (Brad) Moran, Kimberly Moran and A.J. Otters III; sisters: Beverley Chick, Ila       Moran-Schossow and Patricia Moran; brothers: Tom and Louie Moran; special friend: Aruther Otters Jr.; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her parents: Thomas and Mary Jane Moran; her grandmother, Minnie Downs and two grandchildren: Dominick and Dillan

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