Joan C. Ott, 86, of Albion, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on June 13, 2017 at her home.\nBorn in Churubusco on February 21, 1931, she was a daughter of George and Elmira Mae (Rollins) Deck. She spent her formative years in Churubusco.\nJoan was married on September 30, 1950 to Howard Ott. The couple moved to Noble Twp. Near Merriam. He preceded her in death on September 16, 1998\nShe retired from Monsanto in Ligonier.\nJoan is survived by two sons, Robert (Lois) Ott of Cromwell and Lawrence (Rochelle) Ott Sr. of Sherwood, AK; a daughter Janet (Leland) Meroney, Jr. of Merriam; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.\nIn addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Deck, Warren Deck, Sr. and Ralph Deck; two sisters, Marceil Foote and Joyce Tompkins.\nVisiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM., or one hour prior to the service on Friday.\nServices will begin at 10:30 AM, at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Merriam, on Friday, June 16, 2017.\nBurial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.\nIn lieu of flowers please make donations to the family C/O Sheets & Childs Funeral Home.\nFamily and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.