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Edna Mae Mott

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nov. 9, 1917-July 13, 2011

OBERLIN, Kansas -- Edna Mae Mott was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Edward and Lilly Grace (Davis) Pavlicek. She passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 93.

Edna and her two siblings were reared on the family farm southeast of Oberlin in Decatur County. She attended a rural grade school and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1935. Edna received a teaching certificate and taught several years in Decatur County.

On May 9, 1941, Edna married Glenn Mott in Oberlin, where they made their home all of their married life. One daughter, Glendis, was born to their union.

Edna first worked as a bookkeeper for Oberlin Motor Company. She then kept books for her husband when he opened his own automobile repair shop in 1972.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors, American Legion Auxiliary, and Business and Professional Women's Club. Edna was always very civic minded and liked to stay involved in the community. She enjoyed knitting as a hobby, starting it up at the age of 89.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn, on June 18, 1990; daughter, Glendis Sayer, on Oct. 5, 2003; siblings, Ralph Pavlicek and Elsie Goodnight; great grandson, Tyson Sayer; niece, Sandra Young; great nephew, Bobby Vaughn; and great niece, Sheila Vaughn.

Survivors include her son-in-law, George Sayer of Lexington, Nebraska; three grandsons, Gary Sayer of Lexington, Glenn and Tonya Sayer of Gothenburg, Nebraska, and Gregg and Andrea Sayer of Cambridge, Nebraska; five great grandchildren, Dillion and Amelia Sayer and Andrew, Carl and Madison Sayer; in addition to other family members and friends.

In celebrating the life of Edna Mae (Pavlicek) Mott, funeral services are Monday, July 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with Pastor Dave Welch officiating. Interment is in Oberlin Cemetery in Oberlin.

Memorials may be given to Cedar Living Center, Decatur County Museum or Golden Age Center.

Condolences may be left online at www.paulsfh.com.

Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin and Selden is in charge of the arrangements.