Larry L. Bott was born April 27, 1939, at Homer and attended Homer Grade and High Schools. He attended
the Illinois Commercial College in Champaign, Illinois before moving to the Oakwood area. Nancy J. Klayer from Catlin was
born February 24, 1939, and attended Catlin Grade and High Schools. Larry and Nancy were married on February 19, 1961.
Their children are: Debra Lynn, bom December 8, 1961, and Jeffrey Alan, born October 25, 1963. Both attended Newtown Grade School and Oakwood High School, graduating in 1980 and
Debra was active in cheerleading and 4-H, and Jeff was active in 4-H and FFA. The whole family was active in 4- H as Larry was a 4-H leader and the family showed livestock at surrounding fairs and livestock shows for many years. Debra married Virgil Burke from Oakwood on March 27, 1982, and have two children, Andrew Tyler, bom March 4, 1986, and Amie Lynn, born November 16, 1990. They live in Oakwood on Seymour Street. Jeff Married Lori A. Harbsleb from Dewey, Illinois, on May 9, 1992. They have a son, Ryan Jeffrey, bom February 25,1995, and reside in St. Joseph, Illinois. Larry and Nancy live on the Otmar Balbach farm east of Oakwood, 10745 East 1760 North Road, where the property borders Kickapoo State Park on the east and 1-74 on the north.
Larry & Nancy Bott and Family