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Dorothy M. (Rhea) Osterman

December 14, 1923 ~ December 23, 2013 (age 90)

   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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