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Florence Ott

Florence Ott

Florence “Flo” Ott, nee Maes, 88, of New Athens, IL; born on February 12, 1929 in Chester, IL; passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Mrs. Ott was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church where she belonged to the Women’s Club, the quilting group and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a past member of Women of the Moose and the Yorktown Ladies Golf League on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Flo loved sewing, quilting, gardening and canning. She also enjoyed spending time at her clubhouse.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Louis and Anna, nee Postman, Maes. Her husband – Warren “Hopper” Ott whom she married on November 27, 1948 in Chester, IL and who passed away on August 21, 2005. Six brothers – Louis Maes; Art Maes; Jimmy Maes; Charlie Maes; Leo Maes; Tony Maes. Three sisters – Leola Clausen; Evelyn York; Ann Howie. Two sons-in-law – Fred Nadler, Jr.; John Vunetich. One grandson – Corey Vunetich.

She is survived by her children – Edward (Linda) Ott of Belleville, IL: Arthur “A.C.” Ott of Freeburg, IL; Carol Nadler of New Athens, IL; Robert (Julie) Ott of Freeburg, IL; Mary Vunetich of Wagoner, OK; Paula (Joe) Van Eeckhoute of Mascoutah, IL; Lisa (Jeff) Deutsch of New Athens, IL. Her grandchildren – Jim (Kelly) Ott; Chris (Crystal) Ott; Christina (Kaid) Yates; David (Jen) Ott; Tracy Nadler; Denise (Kenny) Spier; Stephen (Phoebe) Ott; Stephanie (Scott) Pensoneau; Juston (Jenny) Vunetich; John Vunetich; Matt (Christy) Vunetich; Charlie (Stacie) Vunetich; Marie Vunetich; Michelle (Chris England) Van Eeckhoute; Katie Van Eeckhoute; Laura Van Eeckhoute; Becky Hardekopf; Michael (Lexie Blank – Fiance) Deutsch; Jonathan Deutsch. Twenty three great grandchildren. One sister – Romana Lofink. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4:00pm) and on Friday, June 23, from 9:00am to 9:45am.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00am with Father James Nall and Father Allen Maes officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry or your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
    My sympathy,
    Charlye Gross French.

    Posted by: Charlye French – Swansea, IL – Friend Jun 22, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    It was my pleasure to have known Mrs. Ott over the last year. Our visits were fun and special. My prayers for your family.

    Posted by: Mary Jane Heuer-Allard – Marissa, IL Jun 22, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Carol and Family, Sorry for your loss. Condolences and I will see you when I get home.

    Posted by: Alan Keil – New Athens, IL Jun 22, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    so sorry for your loss eddie and family

    Posted by: charles whitlow – new athens, IL Jun 22, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    I remember Mrs. Ott from me as a young girl into my teen years. Carol and I wet always best of friends. Mrs.Ott always had a sweet voice, and her house always seemed to smell offreshbaked something or other after we got home from school. She was busy, never had time to stop working. We all loved going to the Ott’s club house, all who went there were treated like family. We all loved the Ott’s. they all treated us like brother and sisters.

    Posted by: Lynn Conner-Bryant – Tamaroa , IL Jun 23, 2017

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