HOUGHTON - Elizabeth C. Ortlip, of 7374 Park Drive, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2012) in her home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Vale, S.D., a daughter of the late Arthur and Elma Greenberg Carlson. She married W. Henry Ortlip, who predeceased her, on Sept. 26, 2005.
Elizabeth was a graduate of Houghton College and taught music for kindergarten through 12th grade at Theresa. She was a missionary in China and Haiti and ministered to Native Americans at the Seneca Cattaraugus Reservation at Wesley Chapel. She was a member of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and the Houghton Senior Citizens.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen (David) Daugherty of Houghton; three sons, David W. Ortlip of Columbus, Ohio, Jonathan (Ruthie) Ortlip of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Daniel (Fran) Ortlip of Irvine, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Henry Daugherty.
Family and friends may gather from 2 to 4 p.m. only Saturday at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee St., Fillmore, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27, 2013) at the Houghton Wesleyan Church, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Wesley Oden, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to Houghton Wesleyan Church, Route 19, Houghton, NY 14744; or the Houghton College Athletic Department.