Marilyn "Sweet Pea" Faith Otts

August 5, 1936January 5, 2019

Marilyn Faith Otts ‘Sweet Pea’, 82, of Davenport, IA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to service. She will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Marilyn was born on August 5, 1936 to Gomer and Cecil Pearl (Bradwell) Gott in Centerville, IA. She was united in marriage to Jimmie Otts on April 15, 1967. He passed away in 1991. She worked for many years as a teacher’s aide at Adams School.

Marilyn was a vibrant woman who loved to sing karaoke, play bingo, and go dancing. She also enjoyed going to the casinos from time to time. She cherished her family and the time she spent with them. She was one of a kind and had an amazing sense of humor and touched the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Vickie Otts; sons, Jimmy (Suzanne) Otts and Toby (Becky) Otts; grandchildren: Josh Cross, Dylan Otts, Melissa (Corey) Condon, Austin Otts, Dakota Otts, James Brinkman, Kaitlyn (Mitch) Seifert, Kirsten Otts, Tao Otts, Halle Store, Josey Carlson, Jenna Carlson, Quentin Miller, and Brandin Jones; great-grandchildren: Nikaya Cross, Mikaila Cross, Judah Cross, Hudson Condon, Jecelyn Wolf, Jalynn Seifert, Lainey Seifert, and Kensleigh Wallace.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie; sisters: Vivian Guile, Marcela Lucas, Evelyn Erickson, Betty Thompson, and Gracie Dalton; and brothers, Kenneth Gott, and Gene Gott.

“We should all start to live before we get too old” – Marilyn Monroe


  • Travis Wallace, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Otts, Pallbearer
  • James Brinkman, Pallbearer
  • Tao Otts, Pallbearer
  • Austin Otts, Pallbearer
  • Brandin Jones, Pallbearer

  • The Family


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Marilyn "Sweet Pea" Faith Otts

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Austin Otts

March 14, 2019

I always remember going to your house to share thanksgiving and christmas with the family. It was what I looked forward to every year. Getting to open presents and play around with uncle Toby and see Dylan. Those were always the moments I looked forward to as a child. Although I always knew one day this had to come, but you were always the best grandmother you could be. You were there for my birth and you watched me as I got older. But most of all you were my Grandma Ottsie, and that's all that I could ever ask for. I miss you grandma and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I love you grandma and I hope that God sees how amazing you really are, because all of us did!

Roxann Bahr

January 9, 2019

I can't begin to tell u how much I love you. I loved sitting with u and sharing memories, you always made me laugh. U are such a loving aunt. Going to miss you so much. Love you, Roxann

Cheryl Harksen

January 9, 2019

There will never be another Sweetpea. She was always the Life of the party. She never met a stranger I have a lot of memories and that is what I Pray her kids remember instead of all the grief they feel today. I will miss and Love Sweetpea but smile when I think of her from the memories I had with her. Rest In Peace Sweetpea I know you have already made your entrance into Heaven just like you always did entering a room and Dancing just keep Dancing!!! Love to you all Cheryl