Cornelia Otterness Austby died in Stoughton (Wis.) Hospital Sept. 21, 2012.

She was born in Spring Valley Sept. 25, 1924. She worked in Haeger Pottery for 21 years and retired from Lee Wards after 20 years. She lived in Elgin, Ill., for 56 years; then moved to Stoughton to be near two nephews.

Survivors include two brothers and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Joseph, her beloved husband of over 50 years, two brothers, and a sister.

Private services were held at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, Ill.

Gunderson Funeral and Cremation Care at Stoughton, Wis., was in charge of arrangements.