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Obituary for Lillian Ruth Ott-Foust

Lillian Ruth Ott-Foust, 80, formerly of Mercersburg, PA, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 in Chambersburg, PA.

Born November 30, 1940, in Mercersburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Grace Denisar Shaffer.
Lillian attended James Buchanan High School. On October 6, 1956 she married John P. Ott, Sr. Lillian worked as a sales clerk over 30 years at Bob & Mickey’s Department store until she retired in 1996. She also worked at North End Market in Mercersburg. Lillian loved arts and crafts and enjoyed coloring and embroidery. On May 1, 2009 Lillian married Robert P. Foust. Lillian also enjoyed gardening, and sitting on her porch. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

Lillian was a member of the VFW #6241 Ladies Auxiliary.

Lillian is survived by her husband, Robert P. Foust, and four children, Julie R. (Paul) Keefer of Mercersburg, Judy K. Murray of Mercersburg, Susan B. (Greg) Rockwell of Chambersburg, and J. Phillip Ott Jr. of Greencastle. She is survived by three step-children, Kristene (Scott) Edwards of Covington, LA, Kelly (Jody) Shatzer of Chambersburg, and Karla (Scott) Hammer of Greencastle. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 7 step-great-grandchildren.

Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, John P. Ott Sr (2004), siblings, Richard, Paul, and Robert Shaffer, Janet Shaffer, Betty Miller, Virginia Selser, a half-brother William Denisar, and step-daughter, Kathy Foust.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, PA with Pastor Greg Rockwell officiating. There will be a viewing at the cemetery, 1 hour prior to the service.