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Elizabeth "Betty" J. (Bentz) Ott

June 4, 1926 — September 26, 2022


Elizabeth (Betty) J. Ott, 96, of Tiffin, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2022, at the Willows at Tiffin. She was born June 4, 1926, in Tiffin, to Raymond E. and Gervase A. (House) Bentz. She married Ray M. Kerschner, March 1947, he died November 1952.  She then married Edward C. Ott at St. Mary Catholic Church, November 23, 1957.  He died December 7, 1972.

She is survived by her children, John (Delene) Ott of Orlando, Florida, Stephen Ott of Tiffin, Barbara (Dennis) Kleine of St. Louis, Missouri, Timothy (Ann) Ott of Tiffin, Deborah (Steve) Tyree of Carey; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-children, and a brother, Henry (Ruth) Bentz of Tiffin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Ray Kerschner and Edward Ott; two sons, Charles E. Ott and Joseph Ott and his wife Maggie; three brothers, Paul, Donald, and James Bentz; three sisters, Anna Voss, Susanna Pavillard, and an infant sister, Rita Bentz.

Betty was a 1944 graduate of Calvert High School and received her Registered Nursing degree from St. Vincent Nursing School, Toledo.  She retired from the Tiffin Developmental Center after 25 years of service.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, Tiffin Moose #846, Calvert Alumni, and St. Vincent’s Alumni.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, officiated by Rev. Matthew Rader.  The rosary will be recited 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church.

Burial will take place immediately following the Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Catholic Schools or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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