Dorothy M. (Rhea) Osterman

Born: Fri., Dec. 14, 1923
Died: Mon., Dec. 23, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

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   Mrs. Dorothy M.  Osterman, 90, of the North Adams Home in Mendon, Illinois, formerly of Payson, Illinois, died at 10:00 a.m. Monday (December 23, 2013) in North Adams Home.

   Born December 14, 1923 in Camp Point, Illinois, Dorothy was the daughter of Lee and Margaret Ford Rhea.  She married Harold Osterman on March 2, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1997.

   Dorothy devoted her life to her family and cherished the time she spent with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Mrs. Osterman was a painter for the House Family Farms and for many years with her husband was the groundskeeper for Payson New Cemetery.

   Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Willis (Dale) of Quincy and Carolyn Reckers (Don) of Payson; four grandchildren, Daphne Simon (Merle) of Liberty, IL, Niki Stanford (John) of Payson, IL, Mike Willis of Quincy and Josh Willis (Sarah) of Wildwood, MO; six great grandchildren, Logan Simon, Levi Simon, Josie Stanford, Maggie Stanford, Eszter Willis and Zane Willis; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Osterman was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Rhea; and three sisters, Mary Ellen Osborne, Mildred Corder and Darlene Reckers.

    Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson.  Burial will be in the Payson New Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.

    Memorials may be made to the North Adams Home Special Care  Unit or the Payson New Cemetery Association.

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Roberta Lewis
   Posted Mon December 23, 2013
Carolyn & Donnie,

Was sadden to hear of Dorothy passing. I know she is with Harold & is one of God's angels.

Charla Martin and Family
   Posted Tue December 24, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
With love,
Charla and Family

Mindy Doellman
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Katie and family.......I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a treasure and full of life when I took care of her at NAH. God Bless you all in this time of need. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Krista Treat Sullivan
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Katie & Carolyn,

Deepest sympathy to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Marie and Jim Ebbing
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of 'Grandma Osterman'. She was a wonderful lady. We always enjoyed talking to her at family events. She is at peace now. Our thoughts are with all of you; especially Carolyn and Kate.

Robyn Johnson
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
We at North Adams Home are saddened by the passing of our "Grandma" the staff here so loved Dorothy and I could of swore I heard her this morning. She was such a fun lady and we are blessed to have known her. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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