Ott, Eunice

Eunice Ott 1914-1956

Eunice Irene Ott was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ott near Green, Iowa, January 1914. After graduating from the Moody Bible Institute and undergoing nurses training at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York, she served at Bible Witness Mission in Chicago. She was commissioned in 1944 as a missionary in Southern Rhodesia with the Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). Eunice served first as a teacher at Msengedzi Mission.


In 1951, she transferred to teach at Mavuradontha Mission, where she also helped out in the dispensary.Eunice moved to Chironga Mission in 1956 to work at the newly established Teacher Training Institute. Tragically, she died shortly thereafter in May 1956, and is buried at Mavuradontha.


  • Ordinary People in God’s Hands – Diane Powell Hawkins
  • Eunice I Ott Blog, “Transcribed letters from a mid-century missionary,”

  • Ott obituary, Globe-Gazette, May 24, 1956, p. 20