Mary E. Ottinger, 81, Kokomo, died at 5:51 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center there.
Miss Ottinger was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Kokomo to Roy and Jean Brewster Ottinger. She worked 37 years for the Howard County Welfare and Indiana State Welfare Department. She was a 1939 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Kokomo Junior College two years. She graduated from Butler University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work.
She was a Kokomo YWCA volunteer and a Sagamore of the Wabash recipient. She was an active member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Surviving are several cousins, including Joe Lovelace of Russiaville.
Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday in her church at 5741 West CR 100N, Kokomo, with the Rev. Ted Jansen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call two hours preceding the service.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary appeared in the Feb. 20 edition of The Times.