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Floyd Leo Ott


Ott, Floyd

A memorial service for Floyd L. Ott, 91, Eudora, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1st, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel, Eudora, KS. He passed away March 15, 2017 at home.

Floyd was born in Eudora to Arthur and Clara Ott on September 19, 1925. He graduated from Eudora High School, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Merchant Marines and Navy. He married Clara Elizabeth (Becky) Hauck on February 29, 1948 in Higginsville, Missouri. Floyd was a farmer. He also sold garden and orchard produce at Lawrence Farmers Market for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Floyd was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Eudora Odd Fellows, VFW, Douglas County Farm Bureau, and Wauka-tauy Wildlife Association.

Floyd was preceded in death by his wife Becky, and their daughter Roberta Farris of Topeka. He is survived by daughters Jane Barthurst, Richmond, Virginia, and Peggy Skaggs, Westcliffe, Colorado; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Visiting Nurses Hospice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

   
   

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  • Megan A Chichester says:

    I used to shop at Floyd’s stall at the Lawrence Farmers Market on Saturdays. During apple season I always sought him out to buy my produce. Floyd was the first person to introduce me to the honey crisp apple. He cut one open and gave me a bite to sample. Oh, how delicious it was. He loved to have conversations with all who stopped by. Sometimes I would linger a little longer just to hear him spark up another topic. He was a delightful, hardworking man. It’s amazing what an impact he can have on a perfect stranger, like me. I think he reminded me a bit of my grandfather. Many thoughts and prayers to his family.