Charles J. Ott, Mulvane, came into this world on June 21, 1932 in the family home in west Wichita.
The youngest of four children of Julius and Ellen Ott, he learned his Christian faith and value of work from his family. Charles helped run the family farm with his mother, after the passing of his father at the age of 12.
He is a graduate of North High School.
While attending Friends University, Charles met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Beckett. They were married July 18, 1953. Children and grandchildren are blessed to have known this man who was a model of the spirit of Christ. Charles and Patricia started farming in Clearwater and relocated to their Peck farmstead.
Charles is also remembered for his passion for farming, and a kindness and helpfulness for his many friends and never knowing a stranger.
Charles is survived by his children and grandchildren; Debbie (Gick) Fleming and their children Zac (Kathleen), Alison (Kyle), and Vanessa (Jake); Kent (Rebecca) Ott and their children Lindsey and Rachael (Nick); Diane (Ron) Paul and their children Derek (Krysti), Erin (Troy), and Jared; and Carla (Bob) Calvert and their children Sam (Nicole), Thomas (Janet), Cameron, and Sara. Charles is remembered by his great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Charles is predeceased by his wife, Patricia, his parents Julius and Ellen, brother Kenneth, and sisters Vi and Helen.
Visitation on Friday, November 1 from 2-8 p.m., with family greeting 6-8 p.m. at Smith Mortuary – Mulvane, 501 S.E Louis Blvd. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at the Mulvane United Methodist Church 107 S. Central.
Memorials are with the Youth Horizons, 1601 E. Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67211 and the Mulvane UMC. www.SmithFamilyMortuaries.com