Rosemary Pauline (Smith) Ott, age 88, of Berkey, Ohio, entered into eternal life Sunday afternoon, October 8, 2023 at The Toledo Hospital. She was born May 9, 1935 in Swanton, Ohio to Stephen Cletus and Isabel Helen (Myers) Smith.
After the un-timely death of her own mother, Rosemary became the mother figure to her siblings. She married Karl Ott on May 8, 1954. Once Rosemary & Karl wed they began the family farm with Rosemary as an integral part of the operation. After raising her children, Rosemary returned to Lourdes College to earn her college degree. She was a teacher & coordinator for the parish’s Catechism program for many years. Rosemary was able to travel across the country, to Europe and the Holy Land. She enjoyed spending time with her extensive family, playing cards & baking. A devout Catholic, Rosemary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and its Rosary & Altar Society.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jane Green (Dan Bain), Dan (Roxanne) Ott, Beverly Apel, Martin (Rebecca) Ott, Edward (Laura) Ott and Sara (Kevin) Dietsch; daughter-in-law, Beth Ott; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Smith and Robert Smith; sisters, Lucille Smith, Helen (Richard) Gillen and Theresa (Jeff) McArthur; sisters-in-law, Maxine Smith, Marilyn Ott and Carol Ott-Colboth; brother-in-law, Jim Kasch and many nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Karl, her parents, her son, William Ott, grandson Travis Ott and brothers, Charles, John, Patrick, William and Donald Smith.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 12th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil and Rosary service will be held at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue Friday, October 13th from 10 am to 11 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am, with Fr. Walter Tuscano presiding. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
The family would also like thank the nurses, doctors & support staff in the ICU at the Toledo Hospital for their care and compassion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.