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Mary Magdalene Otto, 85, passed away July 15, 2016 at Renaissance Care Center in Gainesville.
She was born to John and Rosa (McKinney) Rupe on July 6, 1931 in Sophia, West Virginia.
She married Thomas Otto, September 15, 1951. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and known to all as Nanny. Mary started working at Walmart from the time it opened for many years until she retired.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 18th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville, with Pastor John Pacheco officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Russell Otto, Spencer Lehnertz, Bradley Strickland, Preston Lehnertz, Chase Otto and Kobe Nicholson.
A Rosary will be held at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville Sunday, July 17th at 6 p.m.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Susie Otto of Lake Kiowa and Gary and Kim Otto of Lindsay; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jimmy Lehnertz of Gainesville and Carol and Tony Strickland of Callisburg; brothers, Larry Rupe of Beckley, West Virginia and Jack Rupe of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Ronald Rupe of Wisconsin; sister, Reba Buckley of Florida; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2001; infant brother, Charles; brothers, Marvin Rupe and Robert Rupe and 3 grandsons, Jeffrey Strickland, Aaron Strickland and Zackary Otto.
The family wishes to thank Renaissance Care Center for their Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Restoration, DASH or Abigail's Arms.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
Published on July 15, 2016
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