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 www.heilschuessler.com
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.