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Janet M. Ott

January 16, 1941 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Champion – Janet M. Ott, 81, of Champion passed away July 18, 2022, at Windsor House in Champion.

Janet was born on January 16, 1941, in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Gerald and Rosemary (Crawley) Balk.

Moving to Warren in 1947, she was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, c/o 1959.

In addition to being a proud homemaker, Janet worked in the Champion School Library. She started her career by sharing her passion for reading with the students of Kiser Elementary before moving to the Champion High School, where she eventually retired.

Janet and her husband, Jerry, belonged to Saint William Parish. Janet enjoyed visiting local restaurants, traveling, and cooking, but most of all cherished the time she spent with her family and dear friends.

Janet will always be remembered by her three sons, Jerry Ott of Madison, OH, Tim (Cindy) Ott of Newland, NC, and David Ott of Columbus, OH; her five grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer, Shannon, Gabriela, and Isabela; sisters, Betty Adams of Wilmington, NC, Ann (Roy) Plant of Champion and Dorothy Drose, sisters-in-law, Nancy Powers of Cortland, OH, and Diane Balk of Newton Falls, OH

Beside her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Ott and her brother, Robert Balk.

Both Janet and Jerry will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery at noon on July 25th.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Janet’s memory to The Ohio State University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund 305835.  You can make your gift online at or by check (made payable) to The Ohio State University Foundation, with a memo of “In Memory of Janet Ott, Fund 305835,” mailed to: The Ohio State University Foundation, PO Box 710811, Columbus OH  43271-0811

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