Maryanne Wanda Ott
December 4th 1950 – November 11th 2022
Marryanne Ott passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2022 at the age of 71.
She was born on December 4th 1950 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to her parents Edward J. Ott, and Francis L. Ott.
At five years old she moved with her family to Cherry Hill New Jersey in 1956 and lived there for the remainder of her childhood and young adult life. Maryanne always enjoyed traveling whether with her mother to visit extended relatives, with her brother Phil, or close friends to take vacations, cruises, and seeing new destinations around the country and abroad.
Maryanne was the youngest of four siblings and she deeply loved and looked up to them and her parents. As her brothers Eddie and Phil, and sister Kathy moved out and started their families, she continued to live with her parents in Cherry Hill at her childhood home. She adored and doted on her six nieces, Diane, Barbara, Colleen, Kristin, Merilee and Cynthia and then later their own families. After the passing of both her parents, whom she missed greatly, she moved to Arlington, Texas in 1996 to be closer to her sister Kathy and family.
Maryanne lived in Arlington for a couple of years until 1998 when she moved with her sister and brother-in-law to Alvarado, Texas. It was there that she lived out the remaining 24 years of her life. During this time, Maryanne enjoyed spending time with her sister Kathy, her brother-in-law Leon, her niece Cynthia and husband Craig, and Maryanne’s great niece and nephew Nathaniel, and Emily.
She was kind, joyful, had an infectious smile and laugh and a great sense of humor. She made friends easily and loved with all her heart. Maryanne was a music, movie and TV show fan. She loved watching old classic films and TV shows. Being a 60’s teen, she loved listening to The Beatles, The Monkees and many Doo Whop bands among many other musical artists. She loved playing board games and enjoyed history. She had an amazing memory and was also very bright. She was a collector of porcelain dolls and Santa Claus figurines. She loved all her family and friends and cherished visiting and spending quality time with them all. She had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed seeing new things. She enjoyed shopping, dining out, visiting museums and enjoying amusement parks and going to movies. She loved and had a big heart for all animals, especially her beloved dogs through the years – Samantha, Punkin, Frances, Rusty, Susie, LuLu and Charlie. Maryanne never forgot anyone that made an impact on her life. She was very generous and giving to all her friends and family whom she would love to buy special gifts for. Maryanne was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt and is and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known and loved her.
Marryanne is preceded in death by her father, Edward Ott 1989, and mother, Francis Ott 1993, her brother Phillip J. Ott 1997, Great nephew Colten Lee Shackleford 2016, brother in law Leonard L. Beard 2022, and sister-in-law Linda Dorothy Ott 2022.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her brother Edward J. Ott Jr, Sister Kathleen M. Beard, sister-in-law
Judy Kay Ott, nieces Diane Morgan and husband Jay, Barbara Burke and husband Michael, Colleen Howington and husband Joe, Kristin Royer & husband Kurtis,, Merilee Ott-Arau & husband Matthew, Cynthia Meyers & husband Craig. Her great nephews Austin Morgan, Brandon Burke, Jared Burke, Jeff Ott and wife Brittany, Kristopher Luna, Josh Royer and wife Andon, Nathaniel Meyers, great nieces, Chelsea Gordon and husband Jim, Alexandra Luna, Sarah Royer, Emily Meyers, great great nephews and nieces, Lucas Gordon and Olivia Gordon, and Gavin Ott..
There will be a private family Celebration of Life on December 4, 2022.
Condolences for the family may be offered at
II know family meant the world to Mary Ann, and a host of past loved ones helped her enter heaven to find herself whole and well loved. Rest in peace, Mary Ann. You will be missed by all who knew you.
Maryanne was kind, generous, friendly, encouraging and so much more. She will be missed!
The Craig Pybus family send you our condolences. We remember how much Doris enjoyed spending time with Maryanne, and Christy has fond memories of her too. We wish you peace and blessings through this tough time