Joyce M. Ott

Joyce Marie Ott, 83, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. She was born November 11, 1934, in Olivet, the daughter of Dale and Mildred (Goodwin) Schrontz. Joyce went on to graduate from Olivet High School with the class of 1952. She adored her family and always looked forward to being together. Joyce was a wonderful cook and prepared many magnificent family meals. She enjoyed dancing at the Moose Lodge, bowling, and jigsaw puzzles.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Doug (Beth) Ripley of East Lansing, Neil (Lori) Ott of Allegan; step-children, Ken (Sue) Ott, Sue (Fred) Weiting, Larry (Nancy) Ott, Mike (Karen Hendrick) Ott; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother, Pete (Joyce) Schrontz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ripley; sons, Donnie Ripley and Lonnie Ripley.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Julie VanSyckle for the tremendous love and care she showed to Joyce.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte. Interment took place at Bosworth Cemetery in Olivet.

Those desiring may make contributions in Joyce’s honor to the Olivet High School Class of 1982 Scholarship Fund.

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