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Rev. Kathleen “Kathy” Ott

SPRINGTOWN — The Rev. Kathleen “Kathy” Ott passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 72.
Memorial service: Will be announced at a later date.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society for rescuing endangered animals.
Kathy grew up in Keller and moved to Springtown in 1974. She earned many higher educational degrees, including a B.S. in mathematics at Arlington State College, B.A. in English at the University of Texas at Arlington, M.S. in mathematics/computer science at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, criminal justice degree and master of divinity at Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg. She was called and ordained as pastor of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fort Worth in August 1992.
Kathy was a public schoolteacher in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD for 13 years. She was a computer design engineer for Bell Helicopter and General Dynamics. She was a professor of mathematics and computer science at Tarrant County College and New Mexico College in Hobbs, N.M.
Kathy’s greatest desire was to serve her Lord and make a difference in someone’s life. She loved animals and now joins her beloved pets. May God grant her eternal life in Christ.
Kathy was preceded in death by parents, James and Mary Ott; and brother, Norman Ott.
Survivors: Sister, Marilyn Hartsell of Poolville; brother, Lawrence Ott of Apple Valley, Calif.; three nieces; four nephews; five grandnieces; five grandnephews; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to her family and all of those who loved Pastor Kathy! She taught me how to have a deeper relationship with Christ and officiated over my husband’s and my wedding. She is truly missed!!

  2. A mentor and spiritual advisor for me, shared with me the guidance of make time for yourself and family.

  3. Kathy, you Baptized Me and Brooke and my son Paul, You renewed Shelly and my wedding vows, You also Confirmed me at the King of Glory Lutheran Church and you did the Funeral Service for my father.
    I will never forget you !!
    We love you and will miss you.
    Until the day we meet again in heaven.
    God Bless you always

  4. Many thanks for the great memories and discussions coupled with your love for the Lord. May the Lord grant you peace and watch over your family in your absence. Until next we meet, thank you and God Bless.

    With loving prayers,

    Your nephew,

    Alexander Ott

  5. kevin & melba fabel

    We had been to her church a few times.She was a very sweet lady.She had alot of friends.Aunt Carol Bushee loved going on cruises with her.She talked about Kathy all the time.She was loved by so many..Thoughts & Prayers go out to her family

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Kathy’s family and friends. She was a very special pastor who brought me back to God and church. No one could give a sermon like Pastor Kathy as I always felt she was talking straight to me. I adored her for that ability. I learned more about God in the short time I knew her than I did in the 20 plus years in my original church. God has called her Home but she will be missed by many here on earth.

  7. Miss Ottvqas the best and my favorites high school teacher. I became a mathematics major and teacher because of her.

  8. Ms. Ott was hands down the best math teacher I ever had. She could explain things like no other teacher could, or would. I have been blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.

  9. I was a former student of Ms. Ott Boswell High school 1975 – 1976. I had trouble learning math snd algebra. She helped me snd told me I would use math for my job one day. Well I am a financial examiner firvthe state of Texas. Ms. Ott also took the math club on a trip to Houston to see the Johnson Space Center as my Father had helped set up that trip through his connections. She always encouraged me. Ivwill always be grateful to Ms. Ott.

  10. Karen Petrera Martin

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Miss Ott. If her goal was to make a difference in someone’s life, please know that she succeeded many times over! I was fortunate to have her for math in 8th grade at Wayside Middle School. It’s been over 40 years but, I never forgot her. Not only was she a great teacher, she was a great person. May your memories of this wonderful lady bring you great comfort in the days ahead.

  11. My sympathies to the Ott family. She was a wonderful educator.

  12. I taught with Kathy for 13 years at Boswell High School. She was a great teacher and the students loved her. She was an asset to the education of students.

  13. There’s so many memories of Pastor Kathy that I have. It was one of her sermons about using our talents that got me to playing the violin again, after having quit for several years. She truly understood me and my friends. She helped me realize that I am OK just as I am. She taught me that Christianity is not a religion — it is a relationship.

    I pray for Kathy’s family during this time. Just know that she is in a pain-free place now.

    Also, I have put up a website, . I have a ton of her sermons on tape, and I will be putting these online for her family and friends to be able to share.

  14. Pastor Kathy shared the living love of Christ everyday with everyone. God danced the day she was born and the day she returned to Him. Thank you so much Lord for sharing her with us. We will miss her until we enter her giant bear hug again.

  15. Ms. Ott was an icon at Boswell High School. I’m thankful to have been a student of hers. I learned a lot from Ms. Ott, not just about math, but also how to be a good teacher. I appreciate her dedication to students exhibited in the classroom and her sponsorship of student council.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Kathy and her family. I will never forget how she was by my side after Carroll passed away. I don’t know how a would have made it without her support and prayers. She will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. May she rest in peace.

  17. Condolences to Pastor Kathy’s loved ones. She was a great teaching pastor and showed how the Old Testament wasn’t just a “dusty” part of the Bible but alive and well. You will be missed, Pastor Kathy.

  18. Gail Z. Williams

    Deepest sympathy to family and friends. Ms. Ott was the greatest teacher of mathematics and truly cared about her students. I always said, “if you could not learn from her, then you couldn’t learn at all.” She was very much loved and respected as a teacher.
    Boswell High Class of 1977

  19. Ms. Ott was one of the toughest teachers I ever had! I had her for math in middle school and high school Algebra. She was tough; she was fair and made no distinction between gender–we all had to do the work expected of us. Good to see how many people loved and admired her for her good works as a minister and as a pet guardian, too. She was one smart lady and someone I’ve never forgotten. Rest in peace, Ms. Ott.

  20. Samantha Roberts

    O my there’s so much to say my heart will always have love for you my kids and I will miss you so much

  21. I was just thinking about her today…I hated algebra but she loved it. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  22. Rachael castilla

    Beloved Pastor Kathy ,
    I just found out that you have passed 4 yrs after the fact that you have passed on..
    Thank you for being an awesome pastor.. the one that had baptized and confirmed me in my beloved faith in Christ…. You and your teachings will always be in my heart… i love you

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