Obituary: Lottie Emma Jean Stiltz


Lottie Emma Jean Stiltz
Lottie Stiltz, 91 of Lindcove, Calif. passed away Feb. 22 at her home surrounded by loving family. She was 91 years old.
Lottie was born Nov. 10, 1926 in Bakerton, Ken. to James and Alice Baker. She was one of six siblings – Charlie Baker, James Baker, Thelma Baker (Spillman), Nita Baker (Moody) and Dott Baker (Stroud). She attended Albany High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Lottie obtained her teaching credential and taught school for several years before relocating to California, Lottie married the late Fred Stiltz.
Together they raised five children. She began working in Exeter area packing houses in the mid 1960’s until retiring in the early 1990s. She also spent 50 years farming the family orange grove and was hands-on involved from irrigation to harvest. Besides raising her own children she was a motherly figure to many nieces and nephews and other children in the community.
Lottie was passionate about visiting and caring for friends and family. Her greatest passion in life though were her children and grandchildren whom she dearly loved and nurtured. Lottie was widowed in 1990 and preceded in death by her son Jack in 2009. She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses, son Jim Stiltz of Baltimore, Md.; daughter Suzanne Morris and husband Tim of Lemon Cove, Calif.; son Dan and wife Susan of Easton, Calif.; daughter Sally Clark of Lemon Cove; grandchildren Alicia Gaither, Maya Stiltz, Tyler Stiltz, Kaile Morris, as well as Calvin, James and Sophia Clark. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter named Lottie!
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Lemon Cove Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter, Calif.