Laurel A. Benn Otte, 78, of Swarthmore passed away on Saturday, June 2nd at Crozer Keystone Hospice in Ridley Park. She was born in Dearborn Michigan to the late Clarence and Phyllis Benn. Laurel was a graduate of Dearborn High School and then later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan. She worked as a librarian at the University of Michigan, as well as at Swarthmore Elementary School and the Marple Public Library. She loved to sing, and was a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. She also loved to travel, and was especially fond of spending time in London where she enjoyed going to the theatre.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Otte; daughters, Jennifer Vanim, and Jessica Otte (Amy Boyle); sister, Linda Benn Fox. Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 3:30 pm at the Carr Funeral Home 935 S. Providence Rd. (Rte 320) Wallingford, PA. Friends and family are invited to call from 2:30-3:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be private.