Lebanon Reporter

January 21, 2013

Wilburta M. Ottinger


— Mrs. Wilburta M. Ottinger, 91, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation-Parkwood, in Lebanon.

Mrs. Ottinger was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Clinton County, a daughter of Russell and Susie (Boxwell) Ramsey. Both parents are deceased.

She married Francis Ottinger on July 1, 1939, in Clinton County. He died Nov. 21, 1990.

Mrs. Ottinger was a homemaker who helped her husband on the family farm. She also worked as a cook for Elizaville School for some time. Her hobbies included cooking, playing cards and genealogy, and she enjoyed her family.

She was a member of Elizaville Baptist Church and Clinton Township Home Ec.

Survivors include one son, Jim (Jane) Ottinger of Monticello; one daughter, Peggy (Joe) Arnett of New Palestine; son-in-law, Gary Bowen of Thorntown; brother, Sam (Bev) Ramsey of Lebanon; five sisters, Bonnie Smith of Indianapolis, Orpha Wyant of South Haven, Mich., Katie Coffman of Granbury, Texas, Martha McFarland of Lafayette and Mary Craig of West Lafayette; six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susie Bowen, one sister and four brothers.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Russell & Hitch Funeral Home, 223 N. Meridian St., Lebanon. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home, with Steve McFarland officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elizaville Baptist Church, 5946 N. Howard St., Lebanon, IN 46052; or Pleasant Hill Church, 5025 W. 950 N, Thorntown, IN 46071.


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