Cecelia Kathryn Otter

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cecelia K. Otter, 97 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Cecelia was born on Nov. 20, 1921, in Hays, Kan., to August and Mary (Holbleib) Moos. On Aug. 6, 1946, she was married to Arthur Thomas Otter and he preceded her in death in February in 1979.

Cecelia grew up in the Wakeeny and Collier, Kan., areas and graduated from the Trego County High School. In 1967, she came to Lamar, Mo., and then to Nevada, Mo., a short time later. Cecelia worked as a secretary at the Nevada State Hospital for many years until her retirement in 1985. She loved gardening, sewing, reading, teaching Catechism, and reading stories to her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society

Survivors include five children, Anne Horst and her husband, Dean, of Amsterdam, Mo., Dolores Otter of Wichita, Kan., Mark Otter and his wife, Donna, of Warrensburg, Mo., Rose Otter of Nevada, and Quentin Otter, Nevada; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Billinger, Wakeeny, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Arthur, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Richard; sons Jerry Otter, Leon Otter, and James Otter; and a grandson, Chris Otter.

A Rosary Service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. The Rev. Peter Savidge will officiate. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., at the National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.

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