Carolyn Elizabeth Otis

Carolyn Elizabeth Otis, 79, of Battle Creek, Mich., and formerly Tiffin, died Thursday, April 19, 2013, at her residence.

She was born April 20, 1933, in Tiffin, to Gladys (Michaels) and Fred Heck. She married Gene Otis Dec. 27, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 1995.

Surviving are three children, Raymond (Barbara) Otis and Paula (Phil) Kohlhaas, both of Michigan, and Susan (Ed) Neser of Virginia; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Goetz; and three brothers, Clem, William and an infant twin, Caroll.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Baxter Funeral Home, 375 W. Dickman Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037, (269) 788-9800.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.