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Ottis W. Stover
October 16, 1923 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Ottis W. Stover, age 100, went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 18, 2024 surrounded by his two loving sons.
He was born in Pinegrove Township, Venango County, PA on October 6, 1923 to the late Charles and Edna (Detrie) Stover.
A veteran of WW II, he served from May, 1943, through December, 1945 in the U.S. Army with the 159th Combat Engineers, Company C where he was awarded five battle stars including Utah Beach, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and the Battle of the Bulge.
He worked at the Continental Can Company in Oil City, PA as a machinist for 37 years.
Ottis was married to the one and only love of his life, the late Mae B. Rex on January 1, 1948 and they cherished 68 years of marriage together before Mae’s passing in 2015.
Ottis always took great pride from working in his garden and lawn. He also enjoyed woodworking and especially playing horseshoes which he did through his last Father’s Day party and 100th birthday celebration.
Ottis is survived by two sons: James O. Stover and his wife Paula, and Randal E. Stover all of the Dallas, TX area. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren living in multiple states and countries.
In addition to his late wife Mae, he was preceded in death by all of his brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Family members and friends will be received on Friday, Feb 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home at 2781 Route 257 in Seneca, PA, where a funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. The service will include a 21-gun salute (military funeral honors by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard) in honor of Ottis’ WW II service to our country. Interment will follow with a private burial in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens in Cranberry, PA.
Condolences may be sent to the family online by visiting www.hilebest.com.