Doris Osterman, 90, Was Longtime Tewksbury Public School Nurse

Doris Osterman, 90, lived in Tewksbury for more than 60 years.

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The following is an obituary courtesy of Legacy.com.

Doris (Small) Osterman, 90, a former 60-year resident of Tewksbury, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, in Lansdale, Penn.

She was the loving life of the late E. Warren Osterman, who died June 9, 2004. They were married on October 2, 1945.

Doris was born in Lowell on July 25, 1923 to the late Forrest and Goldie Small. She attended Dracut Public Schools and graduated in 1940. She went on to earn a registered nurse diploma from Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as an RN at Lowell General Hospital and in private duty, and for 20 years, prior to her retirement, as a school nurse for the Tewksbury Public Schools.

Doris and Warren enjoyed many summers in Center Harbor, NH on Lake Waukewan. She was known by her family and her friends as an excellent cook. She was active in the Marsh Corner Community Church, particularly the Senior Saints Ministry. She was a faithful Bible student and prayer warrior, and her faith was the cornerstone of her life. Her greatest joy was in making a home and caring for family.

Besides her husband Warren, she was predeceased by her brothers, Nelson and Donald Small, and her sister, Ruth Earnes.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Nancy Kane and her husband, Houghton, and her son Glenn and his wife, Marcia. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Heather K. Cobb and her husband, Lance, Alison Kane and her husband, Joshua Jonson, Judson Kane, Aaron Osterman and his wife, Brandi, Rachel O. Borich and her husband, Matthew, and Rebecca O. Ripley and her husband, David. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, her brother Raymond Small and his wife, Nancy, many nieces and nephews, and two sisters-in-law, Eleanor O. Caddell and Frances Small.

A memorial service and celebration of Doris' life will be held at the Chapel at the Lowell Cemetery on Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Family will be available for greeting at 10 a.m. immediately prior to the service at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elm Terrace Gardens Benevolent Fund, 602 North Broad St., Lansdale, PA 19446.


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