|VERA EASTERLY OTTINGER
April 9, 2001
GREENEVILLE—Vera Easterly Ottinger, age 70, of Slate Creek Road, Greeneville,
the Caney Branch Community, passed away Monday evening, April 9, 2001,
at Takoma Adventist Hospital.
She was a faithful member of Loves Memorial United Methodist Church
as long as her health permitted, and a member of Farm Bureau Women. She
was a loving and caring wife, devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to
everyone. Her smile will be greatly missed by everyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvil Taylor Easterly and
Viola Harmon; four brothers, Arvil Easterly, Jr., Robert Easterly, Jack
Easterly, and Kenneth Easterly.
She is survived by her husband, Fred, with whom she had recently celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary; three sons and daughters-in-law, Rocky
and Helen Ottinger, Danny and Cathy Ottinger, and David and Melissa Ottinger;
one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Tommy Jennings; five grandchildren,
Kym Norton, Andrew Ottinger, Miranda Ottinger, Cody and Hannah Jennings;
two step-grandchildren, Cindy Arnold and John Kampmeier; one sister and
brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Billy Starnes, of Shelbyville, TN; three
sisters-in-law, Blanche Easterly, of Pennsylvania, Betty Easterly, of Alabama,
and Irene Easterly, of Ohio. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family
members and a host of friends also survive.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Loves
Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dan Palmer officiating. Interment
will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Kyker, Johnny Tweed, J.T. Clowers, Norman
Smith, Jackie Easterly, Jonathan Ottinger, Jimmy Kilgore, and Jimmy Eastely.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the men of Loves Memorial United Methodist
The family will receive friends form 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to
9 p.m., Wednesday, at Kiser Funeral Home.
Kiser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Cocke County,
MRS. ROSETTA OTTINGER
April 16, 2001
Mrs. Rosetta Ottinger, age 81, of Parrottsville, passed away April
16, 2001, at Takoma Adventist Hospital, in Greeneville.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the funeral
Arrangements by Costner-Maloy. [Cocke County, TN newspapers]
MARY RUTH OTTINGER
March 8, 2001
WHITE PINE—Mary Ruth Ottinger, age 76, of White Pine, passed away on
March 8, 2001, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare, following a brief illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Shelton, and great-grandsons,
Brandon Scott Haynes and Riley Dale Smith.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wilma (Shelton) and
Jimmy Smith, of White Pine; granddaughter, Tammy (Cyndi) Haynes and husband,
Mike Haynes, of White Pine; grandson, Rodney Smith, of Talbott; great-grandson,
Justin Haynes, of White Pine; sister, Imogene McCurry, of Newport; brothers,
Bruce Gregg, of Newport, Davison Gregg, of Greeneville, and Milburn Gregg,
of Rome, Georgia; and several nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.
The funeral will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. Paul Jennings and Rev. Randall Frisbee officiating, with burial
in Faubian Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Dunn, Junior Gregg, Justin
Haynes, Charlie Clevenger, David Weatherford, and Lynn Gregg.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and
Saturday, at Manes Funeral Home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Cocke County, TN newspapers]
Hasa Lee Ottinger
Hasa Lee Ottinger, 92, of Johnson City, formerly of Greeneville, died
Tuesday morning, August 29, 2000, at the home of her daughter.
She was born May 3, 1908, the youngest child of Waitsul Avery and Celia
Sams Hensley. She had four brothers and nine sisters, all of whom are deceased.
Mrs. Ottinger is the only one born in Tennessee as all her brothers and
sisters were born in Madison County, North Carolina. The Hensley family
lived in the “Rabbit Hill” area of Cocke County. She rode horseback or
drove a T-Model Ford to attend school at Cedar Creek, St. James, Glenwood
and Parrottsville High as well as others.
On May 21, 1927, she and Nolen R. Ottinger of the Long Creek community
in Cocke County “slipped off” to Morristown to be married, the same day
Charles Lindberg landed in Paris, following his solo flight across the
Atlantic. They purchased a farm on Barton Ridge Road in Greeneville in
1928, and her husband died there March 4, 1976.
After being a farm wife for 40 years, Mrs. Ottinger worked for Parks-Belk
and the Knox-Williams stores for a number of years. She was a charter member
of the Greeneville Home Demonstration Club, now known as Family and Community
Education Club and is a former member of the Republican Women’s Club.
She was a member of the North Johnson City Optimist Club and attended
Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Johnson City. She had been a member of the
Greeneville Reformation Church since the 1930s, and a long-time Sunday
school teacher and member of Victoria Circle.
She is survived by a daughter: Berla J. Smith of Johnson City; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Nolen and Maryanne Ottinger of Clearwater, Florida,
and Jerry and Sherlene Ottinger of Greeneville; seven grandchildren and
special spouses, William C. Smith Jr. and Kathy Smith of Gray, Steve R.
and Wanda Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, Wendy L. and Greg Bowen
and Nolen R. Ottinger III, all of Lakeland, Florida, Douglas A. and Lynnette
Ottinger of Albany, Georgia, Nicolas V. Ottinger of Durham, North Carolina,
Kelly A. and Mike Hodges of Greenville, South Carolina; and eleven great-grandchildren
and a special great-grandson-in-law, Tina R. and Kevin Millsaps of Johnson
City, Shannon and Sharron Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, Christina,
Paul, Brittnay and Ian Bowen, all of Lakeland, Florida, Kathryn, Christopher,
Lauren and Michael Ottinger of Albany, Georgia, and Shannon Smith’s special
friend, James Evans of Monk’s Corner, South Carolina.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death
by four brothers, Roscoe, Ezekiel, Lee and Thomps Hensley; nine sisters,
Zetta Tweed, Polly Ayers, Laura Ayers, Emma Ottinger, Nell Nease, Menta
Green, Berla Chandley, and Ladusky Hensley; an infant sister; and a son-in-law,
William C. Smith.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2000,
at Reformation Lutheran Church with interment to follow in GreeneLawn Memory
Gardens. Pastor J. Howard Mettee and Pastor Jim Nipper will officiate.
The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes preceding the service.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church,
400 W. Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743; Our Saviour Lutheran Church,
P.O. Box 3160, CRS, Johnson City, TN 37602; or Alzheimer’s Assoc., 207
N. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 30602.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and
will receive friends Thursday evening at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home and
at other times at the home of Jerry Ottinger and Berla Smith.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge. [Cocke
County, TN newspapers]
J. B. Ottinger
J.B. Ottinger, 74, of 2040 Warrensburg Road, Greeneville, died Wednesday
morning, March 22, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
He was retired from auto sales and was an antique dealer. He was widely
known in Greene County as a dealer of used cars. Buying and selling antiques
was a passion that he enjoyed immensely, making many friends and acquaintances
in the process.
He loved the Lord which was reflected in his generosity and in his
dealings with family, friends, and business associates. He was a member
of First Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil and Gladys Ottinger.
Survivors: wife of 49 years, Jerlee Ottinger; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Gayle and Toddy Laws, Connie Gaby, and Rebecca and Bill Cutshaw;
brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Margaret Ottinger; sister, Louise Wright;
grandchildren, Guss Laws, Joshua Smith, Matthew Smith, Rebekah Smith, Ceth
Smith, and Buddy Gaby; great-grandchild, Ashlyn Laws; sister-in-law, Agnes
Smith; nieces, Sherry Cobble and Betty Hartman; and nephews, Harold Ottinger,
Eddie Ottinger, Jackie Ottinger, Ronnie Morrison, Bucky Wright, and Ralph
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at First Church of
God, with Pastors Charles Heater and Darrell Sovine officiating. Interment
will be in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Kiser Funeral
Home. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior
to the funeral service.
Pallbearers: Harold Ottinger, Eddie Ottinger, Jackie Ottinger, Ronnie
Morrison, Bucky Wright, Joshua Smith, Matthew Smith, and Guss Laws. Honorary
pallbearers: The Bible Venture Class and friends who shared his love of
antiques, used car dealers, Dr. Jeffrey Harris, Dr. A.K. Sen, and Dr. Marlin
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Locust Springs Christian
Retreat Center, c/o First Church of God, 1505 West Main Street, Greeneville,
Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge. [Cocke County, TN
Kathleen Virtue Ottinger
Kathleen Virtue Ottinger , 73, of Newport, died Thursday morning, January
6, in Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Ottinger, known as Kathy to her numerous friends, was a native
of Lansing, Michigan. She was the daughter of Andrew and Lelah Virtue.
It was while attending Michigan State University that she met Charles Ernest
(Chuck) Ottinger Jr., who was there in the veterinarian school. They married
in 1947 and both graduated afterward.
They were the parents of three children, Kathy Ann, Terri and David.
Dr. Ottinger Þrst practiced in Sevierville but in 1956 moved
his practice and his family to Newport. Kathy worked right beside him in
his practice, often having the animals right in the kitchen. Dr. Ottinger
died in 1965 at the age of 44.
As long as Kathy was in Newport, she was in community activities, starting
with the P.T.A. and Band Boosters. In recent years she had been involved
with Central Charities, Cancer Society, Bread Basket, Theater Guild, Stokely
Memorial Library, Nolichucky Regional Library, Rural Medical Services,
and Newport Bridge Club.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where
she served as church treasurer. She was a teacher in the Ladies’ Bible
Class, member of the Frankie Russell Circle, treasurer of United Methodist
Women, and a member of the Missions Committee.
Following the death of her husband, she worked as the supervisor of
Food Services for the Cocke County Schools until her retirement in 1990.
In 1974, she was elected president of the Tennessee Food Services Association.
Kathy herself was known as a wonderful cook and she was so generous
in sharing her food, particularly bread and chocolate turtles, with her
friends, the sick, the elderly. She was always there when her friends needed
Surviving are children, Kathy Ann and Ron Cole and David and Kristy
Ottinger, Greeneville, and Terri and Ron Parise, SufÞeld, Connecticut;
grandchildren, Sarah and Abby Cole and Michael Ottinger, Katie, Joey, Tommy,
and Robbie Parise; brother, Archie Virtue, Lansing, Michigan; brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, Dave and Coletta Ottinger, St. Petersburg, Florida;
and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 8, at 3 p.m., at First
United Methodist Church with Revs. Charles Starks and Riley Huffstetler
officiating. Friends will be received before the services and afterwards
at a reception in the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge. [Cocke
County, TN newspapers]
Johnny Calvin Ottinger
Johnny Calvin Ottinger Jr., 65, of Whitesburg, passed away Thursday,
July 29, at his home.
He was a deacon and charter member of Union Grove Baptist Church; retired
from the U.S. Army as a sergeant; retired from Jefferson City Magnavox;
and worked at East Ridge Middle School as a crossing guard.
Mr. Ottinger was preceded in death by his father, Johnny C. Ottinger
Sr.; and his brother, Charles Gradin.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Lloyd Ottinger; mother, Mrs. Johnny
(Eunivee) Ottinger Sr.; sister, Mrs. Ronnie (Patsy) Rader and her husband,
Ronnie, of Greeneville; brother, David Lynn Ottinger and his wife, Shirley,
of Greeneville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Ruby Inman
of Russellville, Gerry Lloyd of Whitesburg, Don and Dian Lloyd of Russellville,
Robert and Wanda Lloyd of Limestone, George H. and Beulah Lloyd of Morristown,
and James and Marlene Loyd of Whitesburg; a host of loving nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Grove Baptist Church
with Rev. Ronald Bunch and Rev. Allen Payne officiating. Interment will
be in Union Grove Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post #5266.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.
Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, is in charge. [Cocke County,
Aldo Ottinger, 89, of 280 Peanut Rd., Parrottsville, died Sunday morning,
April 25, at Takoma Adventist Hospital.
He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Ottinger had lived all his life in the Long Creek and Salem area
of Cocke County. He was a life-long and faithful member of Salem Lutheran
Church, serving on the council and on many committees of the church.
He was the son of the late Charles J. and Cordia Ottinger and was preceded
in death by his wife of 63 years, Blanch Ottinger, who died May 28, 1998;
brothers, Hobert, Milburn and Noland Ottinger; and three sisters, Virgie
Hawk, Rhoda Smelcer and Stella Ottinger.
Survivors: a special nephew and caretaker, Dale LaFollette, who was
raised by Mr. and Mrs. Ottinger from an early age; three brothers-in-law,
Willis Ottinger and Trent Ottinger, Parrottsville, and John B. Ottinger
of Greene Co.; sisters-in-law, Hassie Lee Ottinger, Johnson City, Charlsie
Hawk, Johnson City, and Joan Birdwell of Jonesborough; several nieces and
nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends.
The funeral will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser Funeral Chapel with Pastor
Claude Villemaire officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Salem
It is requested that friends meet at the cemetery for the graveside
service on Wednesday morning.
Active pallbearers: Joe Anderson, Jack Ray Ottinger, Jerry Ottinger,
Robert Ottinger, Johnny Ottinger, and Dallas Ottinger.
The body is at Kiser Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening
preceding the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to The Salem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o
Mary Dee Ottinger, Treasurer, 3350 Salem Rd., Parrottsville, TN 37843.
Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, is in charge. [Cocke County, TN newspapers]
Lynn D. Ottinger
Lynn D. (Red) Ottinger, age 63, of Morristown, died Thursday, March
18, in Jacksonville, Florida as a result of an automobile accident.
He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force, and retired from B.A.S.F.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Greer and Mildred Ottinger;
brothers, Tobe, Willis, and Hugh Ottinger, of Parrottsville, and Charlie
Ottinger, of Chestnut Hill.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Beth Ottinger,
of Morristown; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Joan and Paul Combs, of
Rutledge; brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Sharon Ottinger, of Parrottsville;
several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Dennie Humphreys officiating and entombment in Resthaven Memorial
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge. [Cocke County, TN newspapers]
Juanita Ottinger, age 64, of Morristown, died Thursday, March 18, in
Jacksonville, Florida as a result of an automobile accident.
She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and retired from B.A.S.F.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maude Turner and
brother, Edgar Turner.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Beth Ottinger,
of Morristown; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and J.B. Danels, of Newport;
several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the Manes
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennie Humphreys officiating. Entombment
will be in the Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum.
Manes Funeral Home is in charge. [Cocke County, TN newspapers]
Clinton Ray Ottinger
Clinton Ray Ottinger was a community person. He was greatly responsible
for the location and expansion of the Greene Farmers Co-op of which he
served on the Board of Directors for over a decade and represented them
nationally. He was elected and served as a Cocke County Road Commissioner.
Clinton attended St. James Lutheran Church all his life. He was a church
leader and active in all aspects of the congregational family.
He carried on the family tradition of farming, remaining on his parents
farm developing its prosperity through sheep and registered angus cattle.
His pole barn was a first in this area.
He truly enjoyed life by participation in the Young at Heart Club,
Men’s Breakfast Group, hosting gatherings, traveling and always “eating-out.”
Years and years were spent cultivating vegetable gardens and caring
for the beautiful floral beds surrounding his home.
Clinton was the last surviving member of his family line.
He is survived by numerous cousins throughout this area, Evelyn Neas
Smith and family, Charlsie Sutherland Neas, Ted Winter, Mary Dee Ottinger,
Burl Ottinger and family and many, many more and also his extended family,
James and Karin Wildman.
The pallbearers will be James N. Wildman, Pastor Mike Freed, John Brown,
Ted Winter, Buddy Brown, Larry Smith, Lowel Neas, and Freddie Soloman.
Honorary pallbearers are The Young At Heart Club & the Men’s Breakfast
Viewing will be at Kiser Funeral Home in Greeneville from 2-4 p.m.
and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1999.
The funeral will be held at the St. James Lutheran Church at 10 a.m.
Friday, March 26, and will lie in state in the church at 9:30 a.m. before
the funeral service. Kiser Funeral Home is in charge.
Loyd Samuel Ottinger
Loyd Samuel Ottinger, 60, of Johnson City, died February 23 at the
V.A. Hospital in Johnson City.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Ottinger; and a sister,
Betty Jo Blazer.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Ottinger; daughter and son-in-law,
Virginia and Jeffrey Bell, Memphis; grandson, Ronnie Samuel Brockwell,
Memphis; son, David Ottinger, Illinois; and brothers and sisters, Calvin
Ottinger, Arkansas, Margaret Gammons, Parrottsville, Pam Tedder, Harriman,
Mable Ottinger, Parrottsville, and Jean Lane, Knoxville.
Graveside service will be Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m., at V.A.
Cemetery in Johnson City.
Flowers can be sent to Robinson Mortuary in Bristol.
Robinson Mortuary, Bristol, is in charge. [Cocke County, TN newspapers]
Henry Logan Ottinger
Sunday, April 29, 2001
Henry Ottinger, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 in Salt
Lake City, UT.
Henry was born May 26, 1911 in Lahoma, OK to Alvin C. and Mary Lydia
Dittrich Ottinger. On June 11, 1933, he married Maudena D. Plunkett in
Ennis, TX. She preceded him in death in 1989. In 1991, he married Mary
Elizabeth East Pearson in San Diego, CA. She preceded him in death in 1998.
Henry attended Oklahoma City University, and worked for Jones &
Laughlin Steel in their oil well division for over 18 years. In 1946, he
moved to Salt Lake City and started the Ottinger Vending Company, which
he managed for over 18 years till his retirement. He was a member of the
Scottish Rite of Salt Lake and the El Kalah Temple of Salt Lake. He was
also a member of the Masonic Lodge #111 in Cushing, OK and the Christ United
Methodist Church of Salt Lake City where he was head of the building committee
and head usher for several years. Henry loved traveling, golfing, and gardening.
His specialties were roses and dahlias. He will be remembered for his great
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Brighton
Gardens, the Utah Dialysis Center, the LDS Wound Center, and Community
Nursing for their loving care of dad.
Survived by two daughters; Mary Jane (Thomas F.) Cork, Salt Lake and
Marcile (Dan) Greaves, Yakima, WA; four grandchildren, Cindy Asher, Park
City; Laura (Tom) Ondek, Derby, KS; and Beth and Eric Greaves, Yakima,
WA; two great-grandchildren, Casey and Kelsey Ondek, Derby, KS.
Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at
the home of Mary Jane Cork, 34 Dorchester Dr., Salt Lake City, UT from
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. At his request, he will be cremated. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to the Henry Ottinger Memorial Fund at the Christ
United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84109.
Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.
Chester B. Ottinger Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Chester B. Ottinger Jr., 68, of the 1000 block of Callaway
Ave., went to be with the Lord Aug. 14, 2001. A native of Lynchburg, Va.,
he was a retired welder with 23 years of service at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and an Army veteran
during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Smith Ottinger; two sons, Pastor
Michael W. Ottinger of Star Junction, Pa., and Owen L. Ottinger of Fairmount,
Ind.; a stepdaughter, Judy Kibler of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and a daughter, Gale Kraatz of Cypress, Texas.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Temple Baptist Church
Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Allen L. Dooley officiating. Burial will
be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Graham
Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m. and at the residence
at all other times. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist
Church Building Fund, 1401 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA
Teresa M. Ottinger
Teresa M. Ottinger, 79, of 19601 Granada Lane, died Tuesday, Jan. 5,
1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born Jan. 7, 1919, in Richmond Hill, N.Y., she was the daughter of
the late Patrick and Margaret Horan.
She was a graduate of Richmond Hill High School.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Warren E. Ottinger; three
sons, Kurt Ottinger of Atlanta, Lee Ottinger of Towson, Md., and Donald
Ottinger of Grantsboro, N.C.; two sisters, Marie Byrnes and Rita Cauley,
both of Long Island, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery.
The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas
A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North. Prayers will be offered
at 8:30 p.m.
December 20, 1954
Scarsdale, N. Y., Dec. 19 [AP] -- Lawrence Ottinger, 70, founder of
the United States Plywood corporation, died today. He was chairman of the
board of directors of the firm, which he founded in 1919. Surviving are
his widow, the former Louise Lowenstein, of Chicago; a son, Lt. Richard
Lawrence Ottinger, U. S. A. F., and a daughter, Patricia.
Caroline G. Ottinger
March 28, 1958
Caroline G. Ottinger, beloved wife of George H.; fond mother of Phoebe
Gier, Harvey, Francis and Harold Kautz, and Henry Ottinger; grandmother
of nine; one sister and two brothers in Sweden. Services Saturday, 11 a.m.,
at chapel, Kedzie avenue, at 65th place. Interment Batavia, Ill. Member
of Tekla lodge, Ladies of Viking, Geneva, Ill., and women's auxiliary of
post No. 600, A. L. Republic.
Lucile S. Ottinger
January 10, 1982
Lucile S. Ottinger of Park Ridge, beloved wife of Q. A.; loving mother
of Carolyn O. (Ronald R.) Kovener and Martha A. Ottinger; grandmother of
two; sister of Edwin A. Sanford. Memorial service Sunday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m.,
at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge. In lieu of flowers,
memorials to United Methodist Women, 1st United Methodist Church, 418 Touhy,
Park Ridge, or Chapter FP. P. E. O. Sisterhood, c/o Neilsen, 208 Grand
Blvd., Park Ridge. 698-3368.
February 03, 1983
Hedwig Ottinger, 93 years, beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother
of Carl (Myrtle), Harry; (Emily) and the late Charlotte; fond grandmother
of three and great-grandmother of one. Services Friday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m.,
at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Av. Interment Memorial Park
Cemetery. Visitation Thursday after 4 p.m. 561-6874.
Alfred A. Ottinger
June 5, 1992
Alfred A. Ottinger, a salesman for the Philadelphia Gas Works who was
both the company's highest commissioned sales representative and its second-oldest
active employee, died Tuesday. He was 71 and lived in Elkins Park.
Ottinger joined PGW in April 1954 as an appliance salesman going to
customer's homes door-to-door. After the street sales force was disbanded
in 1969, he continued in sales at the company's South Philadelphia neighborhood
office. During his long career he earned numerous sales awards and established
a record for appliance sales by an individual employee.
Known for his gregarious style and wit, Ottinger was born in Bremen,
Germany, and came to the United States in 1935. He was a 1939 graduate
of Bok Vocational-Technical High School and became a citizen in 1943. Throughout
his life he remained deeply devoted to his adopted country, displaying
an American flag on his desk and wearing a flag lapel pin.
In 1942 he joined the Army and served with the Engineer Corps in the
South Pacific. He earned two battle stars and was discharged with the rank
of sergeant. After his discharge he worked as a welder for the Budd Co.
and then as a salesman for the K. Cohen & Sons Co. on Passyunk Avenue.
He was active in the PGW employees union as a representative of the
marketing department and belonged to the American Legion.
Survivors include a brother, Shlomo Ettinger; a sister-in-law, Sylvia
Ottinger; a nephew, Amitzur Ottinger and two nieces, Batsheva Ettinger
and Susan Smith.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Goldstein's Funeral Home, 310
Second Street Pike, Southampton.
Burial will be in Montifiore Cemetery, Church Road and Borbeck Avenue,
THERESA B. (SPINELLI) OTTINGER
THERESA B. (SPINELLI) OTTINGER, 73, of Vineland, died Saturday at Newcomb
Medical Center in Vineland.
Prior to retiring in 1985, Mrs. Ottinger for 12 years was a sewing
machine operator for the Newell Clothing Company in Vineland.
She also worked for the South Jersey Clothing Company of Minotola and
the Tursini Clothing Company of Vineland.
Mrs. Ottinger was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers
Union and Sacred Heart Church.
She was born in Hammonton and lived in Vineland all her life.
She is survived by one son, Charles of Vineland; three daughters, Patricia
McGinly of Vienna, Va., and Christine Schneider and Frances Friedman, both
of Vineland; one brother, Dominick Spinelli of Vineland; three sisters,
Mary Curio, Sue Petrosky and Florence Genovese, all of Vineland; and four
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred
Heart Church, Vineland. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Rone Funeral Service, Vineland.
Donations may be made to the Theresa B. Ottinger Scholarship Fund,
c/o Christine Schneider, 522 Mayfair St., Vineland 08360.
[May 25, 1992]
Alfred V. Ottinger
Alfred V., 75, of MWC, passed away Aug. 23, 1989. Born April 28, 1914
in Goltry, Ok. He retired from Tinker AFB as a computer programmer. WWII
veteran US Air Force. Came to MWC area in 1957, also lived in Beaver and
Stillwater, where he received his Master's Degree at Okla. State University.
Received Master's Degree in Math and Science, and Bachelors Degree at Panhandle
A&M. Taught school at Turpin, Felt, Balko and Beaver. He was superintendent
at Balko and also coached several sports throughout his educational career.
Member of the Nicoma Park Masonic Lodge, Master Mason 32nd Degree Scottish
Rite of McAlester. Member of St. Matthews Methodist Church and supporter
of the Demolay and Job's Daughters. Past Associate Bethel Guardian of Job's
Daughters. Survived by his wife, Marjorie; a son, George Ottinger, Ft.
Worth, Tx.; 3 daughters, Vicky Johnson, MWC, Linda Belcher, Choctaw and
Mabel Fahle, Ft. Worth; 3 sisters, Georgia Maxwell and Lillie Robinson,
Liberal, Ks., Opal Vandeburgh, Beaver, Ok.; 6 grandchildren, Franklin and
Carter McAtee, Lorrie and Amy Belcher, Kim and Trista Fahle. Services 10am
Saturday, Aug. 26, 1989 at the Bill Eisenhour NE Chapel with graveside
services 2pm Sunday, Aug. 27, 1989, at the Pioneer Cemetery, Beaver, Ok.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Job's Daughters Perpetual
Scholarship Fund, c/o Grand Secretary, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, 5508 Allan-A-Dale,
Lawton, Ok. 73505.
Ray E. Ottinger Jr.
Ray E. Ottinger Jr., 71, a magazine editor and teacher, died Nov. 10,
1993, in the Presbyterian Manor, Kansas City, Kan., where he lived. Friends
may call from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake of Forest clubhouse
in Bonner Springs. The body has been donated to the University of Kansas
Medical Center. The family suggests contributions to the Ray Ottinger memorial
fund at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Mr. Ottinger was managing editor of Veterinary Medicine magazine for
23 years, retiring in 1986. He was an assistant professor of art at the
University of Kansas from 1947 to 1953. He graduated from the Kansas City
Art Institute, where he was senior class president and a Vanderslice scholarship
student. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was born in St. Joseph and
lived in this area most of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Kennedy Ottinger of the home; a
son, Gregg D. Ottinger, Takoma Park, Md.; two daughters, Amy Walters, Bonner
Springs, and Ann Smith, England; a sister, Cherrilea Watson, St. Louis;
and five grandchildren.
Robert Ottinger, chef, deacon; 51
Robert W. Ottinger, 51, of 79 North Silver Lane, a 19-year chef at
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, died Friday at home.
Born in Greenfield, he attended Sunderland schools and was a 1959 graduate
of Frontier Regional High School.
An Air Force veteran, he served with the 818th Combat Defense Squadron.
A member of the Sunderland Congregational Church, he served as its
trustee and deacon.
He was a member and past master of the Sunderland Grange, and a member
of the Polish American Citizens Club of South Deerfield. He enjoyed landscape
He leaves his father, Frank of Keystone Heights, Fla.; a twin brother,
William F. of Danville, Vt., and a sister, Evelyn J. Grigonis of Sunderland.
The funeral will be this morning at Sunderland Congregational Church,
with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunderland Congregational
Church Restoration Fund in care of Marion Markwell, Treasurer, Silver Lane,
Sunderland, 01375. - Springfield, MA - May 31, 1993