Private services for Shirley Ottwell, 79, of Brownwood, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

She died Monday, March 6, 2017, at a local nursing home.

She was born April 1, 1937, to Lester and Ola Gladys (Ritenour) Whetzel in Rockville, Maryland.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin Crouch of Brownwood; a son, David Ottwell of Arizona; and two grandchildren.