|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1962|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2009|
PEORIA, IL - Ellen Marie (Otte) Black, 46, of Peoria passed away at 4:04 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1962, in Seymour, Ind., to Gerald and Florence Schroer Otte.
She was baptized in September of 1962, confirmed in Christ in 1976, and graduated from Seymour High School in 1980 and ITT Business Institute in 1981.
Ellen married Richard "Rick" Black on March 24, 1984, at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Borchers in Seymour, Ind. He passed away July 29, 2001, in Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by her father and one nephew.
She is survived by her mother, Florence Otte of Seymour, Ind.; and three daughters, Anna (Ryan) Ragains, Kimberly Black and Melody Black, and one granddaughter, Kamryn Ragains, all of Peoria. Also surviving are two brothers, Norman (Edie) Otte and Carvin (Julie) Otte, one sister, Leah Otte (Robert) Smith; one niece, six nephews, and one great-niece, all of Seymour, Ind.
Ellen owned and operated her own day care in Peoria, where she was known to all the kids as Grandma Ellen. Prior to that she worked at CDC.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peoria, with Pastor Michael Borcherding officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wright and Salmon Mortuary, and one hour before services on Wednesday. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Ellen Black or St. Paul Lutheran Church for a fund for her daughters.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 2/16/2009
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Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
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