Kay Ott, 81, Gering

Kay Ott, 81, of Gering, Nebraska, formerly of Melbeta, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Heritage Estates in Gering after a courageous battle with rheumatoid arthritis for 27 years. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Estates Chapel with Chaplain Mary Beth Mau officiating. Private inurnment will be at West Lawn Cemetery. Cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Team Ashtyn Foundation.

Kay was born to John and Blanche (Lindgren) Nielsen on January 4, 1932 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The family moved to Scottsbluff in 1947 and Kay graduated from Scottsbluff High School. She was married to Robert Ott on February 28, 1954. They farmed in Melbeta.

Kay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff, where she was a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Kay also volunteered her time as a Bible School Craft leader and 4H leader. She was a member of the Gering Women's Golf Association.

Survivors include her daughters, Robyn (Rick) Gross of Gering, Laurie (Bill) Teahon of Broken Bow, granddaughters Stevie (Travis) Gable of Gering, Megan Teahon of Lincoln, Katie Teahon of Kearney, great grandchildren Kennie McFarland and Boston Gable of Gering, and Madison Chapin of Kearney, sister Carol Gaukel of Cheyenne, Wyoming, sister in laws Betty Ott and Evelyn Ott of Gering, brother in laws Bernard Tierney of Denver Colorado and Elmer Jerger of Gering, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kay in death were her parents, husband Robert, sister JoAnn Tierney, great grandson Toren Gable.

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