Gloria "Jean" Ott

Sep 30, 1931 - Mar 24, 2013


Gloria "Jean" Ott, 81, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, surrounded by her children in Stein Hospice Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Jean was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Norwalk, daughter of the late Howard and Elizabeth (Schiffel) Latham. She retired from Rotary Printing Company, as a graphic artist. More recently, Jean worked at the Homestead Inn and Berry’s Restaurant.

Jean attended St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Norwalk, and was a member of Norwalk Eagles. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. Jean had a special talent for baking pies for the people she loved. She enjoyed traveling, and through her work, she lived in multiple destinations, including West Palm Beach, Fla., Providence, R.I., and Nashville, Tenn. She fell in love with Paris on a recent trip with her son, James.

Jean is survived by her three sons, James (Darlene) Babcock, of Gahanna, Ohio, William Babcock, of Norwalk, and Steven (Stephanie) Russell, of Milan; two daughters, Jennifer Ott, of Vail, Colo., and Kimberly (Kamal) Ott-Chaban of Huron; five grandchildren, Jensen, Elizabeth, Michael, Quinn, and Gloria; one sister, Patricia Spayd, of Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services will take place in Milan Cemetery. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, Milan, are handling arrangements.

Memorial Contributions in Jean’s name may be directed to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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