CHAMPION – Janet M. Ott, 81, of Champion, died on Monday July 18, 2022 at Windsor House in Champion.
Janet was born on January 16, 1941 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Gerald and Rosemary Crawley Balk.
Moving to Warren in 1947, she was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Class of 1959.
Besides being a proud homemaker, Janet worked in the Champion School library. She began her career sharing her passion for reading with students at Kiser Elementary before moving to Champion High School, where she eventually retired.
Janet and her husband, Jerry, belonged to the parish of St. William. Janet loved visiting local restaurants, traveling and cooking, but most of all cherishing the time she spent with family and dear friends.
Janet will always be remembered for her three sons, Jerry Ott of Madison, Tim (Cindy) Ott of Newland, NC, and David Ott of Columbus; his five grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer, Shannon, Gabriela and Isabela; sisters, Betty Adams of Wilmington, North Carolina, Ann (Roy) Plant of Champion and Dorothy Drose; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Powers of Cortland and Diane Balk of Newton Falls.
Alongside her parents, Janet was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Ott, and brother, Robert Balk.
Janet and Jerry will be laid to rest at noon Monday, July 25, 2022 at All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Janet’s memory to The Ohio State University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund 305835. You can make your donation online at https://www.giveto.osu. edu/makeagift/?fund=305835 or by check (payable to) to The Ohio State University Foundation, with a memo, “In memory of Janet Ott, fonds 305835”, mailed to The Ohio State University Foundation, PO Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271-0811
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