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Obituary for Julia S. Ortagus

Julia Minnie Ortagus, 91, of Palatka, passed away peacefully Monday, April 1, 2019.
She was born on February 18, 1928 to the late Noah and Clarisa Sanders in Francis and was a lifelong resident of the Palatka area. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church where she also served as the secretary of the United Methodist Women and she enjoyed helping to plan and facilitate the meals for the bereaved and the annual bazaar and chicken dinners. Julia was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a Certified Public Secretary and worked at Hudson Pulp and Paper for several years. She also worked for many years until she retired at Central States Diversified.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia; five brothers, Milford, Allen, Raleigh, Malcom, and Robert Sanders; four sisters, Nora Smith, Cleo Jordan, and Lavada Sanders. She leaves behind a son: Edward (Eileen) Ortagus and a daughter Joan Ortagus; two granddaughters: Diane and Cindy, six great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm, Saturday, April 6 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Services will be Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm at St. James United Methodist Church with Pastor Glenda Brayman officiating. Burial will follow at Peniel Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Julia’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.