Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ottie Maude (Coble) Bittick 1891-1981

Ottie M. Bittick, daughter of William B. and Sarah Jane Holloway Coble, was born October 22, 1891 at Trenton, Missouri and departed this life January 15, 1981 at the age of 89 years, two months and 23 days.

On November 16, 1953 she was united in marriage to Walter V. Bittick.  To this union was born two children.

Granny as she was lovingly called, was the last of a pioneer family in Douglas County.  She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was a Charter member of the Prior Church, the church her parents helped build in that community, continuing to serve her Master as a faithful worker in all church work, teaching Sunday School Classes for many years.  She served her fellow man by caring for the sick.  She was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Ottie Maude Bittick were Saturday, January 17,1981 at 1:00 p.m. at the Colonial Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Oakley Herring officiating.  Burial was in the Clifty Hall Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Missouri under the direction of the Colonial Funeral Chapels.

Pallbearers were:  Travis Jeter, Frank Kays, Melvin Hendrix, Chester Woody, Leslie Sanders, and Dee Carroll.  Honorary Pallbearers were: Don Sloan, Cecil Ferguson, Cecil Branson, Charles Rogers, Bill Sutherland and Richard Wood.

Surviving are one daughter, Lena L. Watson, three grandchildren, Myrna Burdine, John Paul Richardson, Nancy Brooks; three great grandchildren, Sarah Jane Richardson, Lena Maye and Betty Lee Brooks, one sister-in-law, Nell Bittick, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

Those preceding her in death were her husband, an infant son, her parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

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