Cecelia Kathryn Otter, 97 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Cecelia was born on November 20, 1921 in Hays, KS to August and Mary (Holbleib) Moos. On August 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, KS 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, KS, Mark Otter and his wife Donna of Warrensburg, MO, Rose Otter of Nevada, Quentin Otter, Nevada, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister, Marie Billinger, Wakeeny, KS, 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 am on Monday July 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00 am. Rev Peter Savidge will officiate. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS You may view obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com Ferry Funeral Home 301 South Washington Nevada, MO 64772 417/667-3322 phone 417/667-4944 fax
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