20 April 2011

Just when you thought you were doing okay....

You find things like this and just shake your head.  What if you only found the first one?  What if you only found the second one?  I'm glad I found both but still....    

Below are the TWO obits of Verda Weber Ott, wife of Fred M. Ott, of Noble County, Indiana.  I can't tell you which newspapers, these two obits were found in the newspaper obit collection that the library has on the Ott family. 

I must admit it does make me wonder just how much stuff I am missing when I find only one obituary??

You decide...
Well Known Lady Dies Near Burr Oak

Mrs. Verdat (Weber) Ott, 52, wife of Fred Ott, widely known and well liked lady of the Burr Oak-Albion area, passed away at her home, Sunday following a stroke while eating a dish of ice cream at Columbia City on Thursday - Old Settlers Day in Whitley County. She was rendered unconscious and brought to her home in a very critical condition. She was a native of this area and highly esteemed by legions of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Burr Oak church and interment in Christian Chapel cemetery at Merriam. Surviving are the husband, four brothers and three sisters.

Ott -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2pm (CDT) at the Burr Oak Church for Mrs. Verda Ott, 52, who died Sunday afternoon. The Rev. John M. Hartman officiated with burial in the Christian Chapel cemetery at Merriam. Mrs. Ott died at her home following an illness of more than a year. Surviving are her husband, Fred M. Ott; one son, Harold Ott, at home; five brothers, Victor, Rollie, Herbert and Thad Weber, all of Albion and Ford Weber of Ft. Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Edsall, Mrs. Wilma Scheurick and Mrs. Jessie Hiatt of Albion.

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