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Rosie Fanchion Oman, 101 - June 24, 2011


Rosie Fanchion (Osborn) Oman, 101, of Gothenburg died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were conducted on Tuesday, June 28, at the Tallin Church with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial took place at the Tallin Cemetery.
Oman was born Oct. 15, 1909, to Joe and Hattie (Burhop) Osborn at Cozad. She attended grades one through 10 at Roten Valley and graduated from Cozad High School.
She attended Normal Training at Kearney and was teaching school at the age of 16. She was a wonderful teacher, acclaimed by numerous students.
Oman joined the Evangelical United Brethren Church on Dec. 19, 1926. The pastor was A.E. Bashford.
The Rev. Bashford also presided at the marriage of her and Alfred Oman at Imperial on Dec. 23, 1930. To this union, two daughters were born, JoAnne on Oct. 13, 1937, who died at birth, and Joeleen Jeanette on Jan. 2, 1940.
She and her husband resided at Tallin Table for a number of years before moving to the Elim Valley southwest of Callaway. They lived there until 1965 when they moved to Gothenburg.
Oman and her husband attended the Tallin, Morning Star United Methodist and the Gothenburg Evangelical Free churches over the years where she taught many Sunday School classes and Bible studies. She loved to sing the old hymns and could remember the words and music to most of them until the very last of her life, according to family members.
She loved flowers, especially roses and had a special talent for growing them, said family members.
Oman was preceded in death by: her parents, Joe and Hattie; an infant daughter, JoAnne in 1937; her husband, Alfred in 1998; son-in-law, Ken Snyder in 1997.
Survivors include: her daughter, Joeleen Snyder of McCook; three granddaughters—Rhonda (Dave) Pinkerton of Beatrice, Sharlyn (Jeff) Snyder-Coleman of McCook, and Alanna Eiland of York; nine great-grandchildren—Robin (Eddie) Leaders of Wisconsin, Danielle Crow of Omaha, Jacob and Sean Pinkerton of Beatrice; Shayne and Candace Coleman of McCook, Cole Eiland of Lincoln and Kellsey and Major Eiland of York.
Memorials are suggested to the Tallin Cemetery or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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