Shelley K. Black Otworth, 42, Rutland Community, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, upon her arrival to the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Born August 10, 1972 in Gallipolis, Ohio, she was the daughter of Roger R. and Sharon C. Lovsey Black, of Rutland. She was a 1990 graduate of Meigs High School and was the kitchen supervisor at the Lakin Womens Correctional Facility.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Jeff D. Otworth, whom she married August 13, 1993 in Rutland, two sons, Colin Ray Otworth and Jarrett W.D. Otworth, both of Rutland, two sisters, Melissa Werry, Daytona Beach, Florida and Alicia (Brent) Rhodes, Rutland, paternal grandmother, Esther Black, Middleport, sister-in-law, Michelle (Matt) Bumgardner, Delaware, Ohio, nieces, Reece Rhodes and Paige Bumgardner and nephew, Timothy Bumgardner, mother-in-law, Sheila (Bill) Stevens, Westerville, Ohio and father-in-law, Bill (Sue) Otworth, Orange Park, Florida and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Shelley is also survived by her canine family, Sadie, Corby, Angel, Bear, Coey and Chevy.
Shelly was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Warren D. Black, maternal grandparents, Harrison and Francis Covsey and an uncle, Ronnie Black.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Middleport-Pomeroy Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Lemley and Rev. Gene Goodwin. Interment will be in the Rutland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 – 9 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
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