Silas Otten

Sunday, July 10, 2005

ANNA, Ill. -- Silas "Si" Otten, 73, of Anna died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at home.

He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Randolph County, Ill., son of Henry C. and Louise Huch Otten. He and Evelyn Boyd were married Aug. 30, 1952, at Salem, Ill.

Otten retired from the Anna Quarry after working as a supervisor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Marcia Abell of Morris, Ill., Terri Partridge of Anna; a son, Mike Otten of Anna; two brothers, Paul Otten of Jonesboro, Ill., Amos Otten of Red Bud, Ill.; three sisters, Helen Kreutz, Lola Edmonds, both of Anna, Janet Eddleman of Dongola, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hileman Funeral Home.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Eidson officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.