Kathleen S. Ottis, (Kathy, Katy) passed from this earth to eternal life on Oct. 6, 2020, surrounded by family.
She was 72 and had recently been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer.
Kathy was born Nov. 11, 1947, in West Columbia, Texas, to James and Florence Brueggen Ottis and moved to Oklahoma with her family as a small child.
She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Okarche in 1965.
After a few years of employment in the banking industry, she began employment with Southwestern Bell Telephone/AT&T and retired from there with over 30 years of service working as a frame attendant.
Kathy loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, many trips to Colorado and working in her garden.
She had an exceptional “green thumb” and was always happy to share her beautiful plants and flowers with others, who could only hope to achieve similar results.
Kathy loved animals, especially cats and dogs, and had at least two cats that survived to age 20.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law, Gerald Meyer and Paul Hoebing.
Kathy is survived by two sisters, Elaine Meyer of Calumet and Vicki Hoebing of Oklahoma City; one niece, Jamie Perkins (Tim); two nephews, Jerry Meyer and Randy Meyer (Robin); a great-niece and three great nephews, and three greatgreat-nieces as well as many friends. Mass of Christian Buri
Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Saint John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Yukon. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Okarche.
The family wishes to thank Integris Hospice, which provided wonderful care and support to Katy during her illness.
Donations in her memory may be made to Pets and People Humane Society, P.O. Box 850587, Yukon, OK, 73085 or petsandpeople.com.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon.