Rachel Elizabeth Otis – age 92 of Farwell was called home by her Lord with her family by her side on Monday, August 29, 2011 in Saginaw. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, September 1, 2011 from the Farwell Methodist Church. Pastor Connie Bongard will officiate. Burial will be in the Surrey Township Cemetery, Farwell. Friends may visit from 2 to 8 PM on Wednesday at Campbell – Stocking Family Funeral Home, Farwell.
She was born August 17, 1919 the daughter of William and Armena (Adams) Craig in Midland, MI. Rachel graduated valedictorian from high school and then married Ronald “Pete” Otis on June 29, 1938 in Midland. She was a member of the Farwell United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Rachel was a loving homemaker raising her family and devoted her life helping the church.
Rachel is survived by a daughter, Karen Hoefling and Don Moffett of Saginaw; three grandchildren, Brenda, Dawn, and Matthew; seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a brother, James Craig and wife Darlene of Midland; five sisters, Sara Schaffer, Patricia Connelly, Bonnie Sapyak, Enid Siebert, and Donna Maxwell all of Midland; daughter-in-law, Sharon Otis of Farwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ronald “Pete” Otis in February 2002; a son, Craig Otis; a grandson, Robert; two brothers, Kenneth and William Craig; a sister, Mildred Steger; and a son-in-law, LeRoy Hoefling. Please share your memories and condolences online at www.CampbellStocking.com.