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OTT, Jo Anne (Dimmitt) 1932-2016


Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 4/18/2016 at 20:49:05

Obituary for Jo Anne Ott

Jo Anne Dimmitt Ott graduated from this earthly existence on a beautiful spring day, April 16, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones.

Jo was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on July 14, 1932, as the second of six daughters to Wilbur Syrene Dimmitt and Grace Ellen Napier. Her early childhood in Evansdale, Iowa was filled with memories of milking goats and being on the end of skating line playing "crack the whip" and sent flying on Meyer's Lake. Jo graduated from East high School in Waterloo, Iowa in 1949 and remains close friends with classmate Patricia Lambert Oesterle.

On April 26, 1952 Jo married Dale Frederick Ott and they raised five children in Hudson, Iowa. After her children started school, Jo went back to pursue her own passion of nursing in 1962. She got her LPN followed by her RN. She worked at a job she loved in area hospitals and retired as an oncology nurse. Her children benefited from her working as the school nurse at Hudson Community School. We couldn't do anything wrong without her finding out!

Jo's life was marked by an abiding faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1963, she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a decision that shaped the life of her family eternally. She served in many capacities of leadership and teaching in the Relief Society, Primary, Young Women's, Sunday School and Seminary. She also served as an ordinance worker in the Chicago and Nauvoo Temples.

Her life was marked by her love for learning, her gift of teaching, and her compassionate service to her patients, ward members, and her family. She was everyone's "go to" for first aid, advice and care, and loved the opportunities to share these talents with others.

Jo was a talented painter and had a craft business after retirement. She loved her flower gardens, books (especially mysteries), and movies. She made holidays and our birthdays special. Her rhubarb crisp and hot fudge sauce remain family favorites.

Jo is survived by her children: Deborah Ellen (Jerry) Hatfield currently in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; David Dale (Leslie) in Wentzville, Missouri; Michelle Suzanne (Henry) Buswell in Lindon, Utah; Timothy Brian (Rebecca) in Orem, Utah; Amy Jo (Harold) Youngblut in Waterloo, Iowa; 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; and her sister Carmen Schubert in California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, her parents, and four sisters: Barbara Stocks, Caroline Hunemuller, Sally Niebergall, and Suzanne Dimmitt.

We are comforted in her passing with the knowledge that we will see her again.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 3006 Pleasant Drive, Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Service (615 Main Street, Cedar Falls) and also from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Hudson City Cemetery.

Source: Richardson Funeral Home website


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