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Helen L. Oatman

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 20, 2015 @ 3:55 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments


Helen L. Oatman, 86, of Lancaster, died Friday, February 20, 2015.  She had been under the care of Hospice and Community Care.

She was the wife of the late Luther S. Oatman who died in 1997.  Born in Martic Twp., she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Warfield Karr.

Helen retired from Schick where she had been employed for 25 years.  She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, yard sales and antiques.

Surviving are five children; Peggi Karr of Florida, Dawn Boone of Elizabethtown, Robert husband of Darlene Oatman of Mount Joy, Linda Kauffman of Lancaster, and Dennis husband of Theresa Oatman of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren; three brothers, David husband of Jean Karr, Wayne Karr and George husband of Jane Karr; and a sister Esta wife of Jim Greer.  She was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 A.M.  until the time of the service.  Interment in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Condolences for the family of “Helen L. Oatman”

Condolence from Joe & Shelva Shives on February 23rd, 2015 7:38 pm

Bobby ,Darlene & family, So sorry to hear about your Mother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you.

Condolence from William J. Cook, Sr on February 24th, 2015 7:21 am

So sorry for your lose. May you find peace in knowing she now rests in a better place. My condolences to all of the family.

Condolence from Earla Styer Unangst on February 24th, 2015 4:30 pm

Oatman Family, I’m sorry for your loss. I remember spending time with your family. Your Mom & my mom (Irene Styer) worked at Schick together. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Deepest Sympathy
Earla & Dave Unangst

Condolence from Debbie, Paisley, and Zachary on February 26th, 2015 11:48 am

We are so very thankful to have had Helen in our lives. We have had our own memorial service and shared all of our wonderful memories about her. She was so very loving and caring for each of us and she will be truly missed by us all. May God bless each of you and give you peace until you meet again. Love to you all.

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