Flossie Lee Rotter
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Flossie Lee Rotter
  • November 29, 1916 - November 6, 2013
  • Oviedo, Florida

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 Flossie Lee Rotter,96, of Winter Park died  Nov. 6, 2013 at Savannah Cottage, Oviedo. Born Nov. 29, 1916 in Rock Springs, Ga. She moved to Winter Park from Chattanooga, TN at the age of 4 with her parents Harvey and Bertha Williams. She graduated from Winter Park High School and Southern Business School in Orlando. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard G. Rotter and her parents.

A highlight of her younger years was representing Orlando in a statewide beauty contest in which she and the other winners were given a trip to Cuba.

She and her husband operated the Hamilton Hotel (now Park Plaza) in downtown Winter Park in the winter. They spent summers in Michigan where she managed the gift shop at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and he was convention manager and vice president. After retiring they alternated between their homes in Alanson, MI and Winter Park. She enjoyed her hobby of landscape painting and shared her husband’s interest in fishing. She was renowned for her peanut butter pies.

She joined First United Methodist Church of Winter Park at the age of 11 and was honored in 2008 as having been a member the longest. Over the years she was active in the youth ministry, United Methodist Women, church choir, the SSTs, Sunday School and the usher board. She was a member of the Pioneer Chapter #99 of the Eastern Star and the Winter Park Historical Assn. and was formerly  a docent at the Winter Park Historical Museum.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Leonard Casselberry, Casselberry; nieces, Melenda J. Edmiston, Casselberry; Catherine L. Cox, Winter Park; nephews, the Rev. Daniel Casselberry, Jacksonville, Richard S. Casselberry, Casselberry; George “Bud” Rotter, Holt, MI; great nieces, Michelle Patterson, Deltona, Shannon Littrell, Casselberry, Carol Davila, Winter Springs, Jaunel Cox, Melbourne; great-nephews, Shawn Casselberry, Chicago, IL, Daniel Edmiston, Cape Town, South Africa; Isaac Cox, Winter Park. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2 pm at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, 125 N Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, with viewing one hour prior to services, burial to follow at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, FL.

Carey Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park, in charge of arrangements.