Lorine C. Oman

1918 - 2019

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Lorine C. Oman, 100, of Vanlue, passed away at 7:15am on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Birchaven Care Center. She was born on October 29, 1918 in Amanda Township to the late George W. and Rosamond H. (Parker) Oman. She is survived by her nephews: Charles L. (Brenda) Oman, and Nathan W. Hartman. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Opal and Ruth Oman; a sister-in-law, Irene H. Oman; and two brothers: John W. and John Sherman Oman. Miss Oman was a retired teacher and high school principal having taught in Paulding County, Arlington, and Vanlue High School for 34 years. She was an alumna of Vanlue High School, The University of Findlay, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and was also enrolled in summer programs at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. Lorine was a member of Vanlue Community Church, president of UMW, and taught an adult class for many years. She was a 45-year member of the Alpha Sigma chapter of DKG, an honorary women teacher’s organization, and a part of national, state, and local education associations. She belonged to the Vanlue Garden Club, and was a member of Portage Holiness Camp. After retirement, she joined the Hancock County Retired Teachers and traveled extensively with them. Winters were spent at the Florida Holiness campgrounds in Lakeland, Florida. A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Pastor Melanie Martin will officiate, and burial will follow at Lee Cemetery, Amanda Township. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Vanlue Community Church, Vanlue, Ohio, or to the Vanlue School library.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, July 25th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, July 26th 2019 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Lee Cemetery [Map]

    Amanda Township, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Vanlue Christ United Methodist Church - Oman
    121 East Main Street
    Vanlue, Ohio 45890

    Vanlue High School Library - Oman
    301 East Street
    P. O. Box 250
    Vanlue, OH 45890

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To : Charlie Oman
Date :Wednesday, July 24th 2019
From : Janet Shaffer Goodman
She was a great woman,she will be missed.





To : Family of Lorine Oman
Date :Wednesday, July 24th 2019
From : Marilyn Doughty
Sending my condolences to the family of Lorine Oman. I spent 22 years at the Florida Holiness Campground and got to know Lorine very well. She was one of the most loving persons I ever knew and I am looking forward to seeing her again when my turn comes to walk through Heaven's Gates. I know she had many friends gone before who will be greeting her with joy and that includes my husband who droppedby her Mobile almost nighty to give her a goodnight hug. I know she will be leaving a big hole in her community with her passing.



To : Family of Lorine Oman
Date :Thursday, July 25th 2019
From : Michael Thomas
She was a great lady. I tried to check in with her whenever I was in town. Her father was one of my many 'adoptive' grandparents growing up. Besides being the principal, she was my Latin teacher. I don't remember the incident, one of many I'm sure, but she gave me one the harshest, and well-earned, criticisms I ever had, when she told me that her father would be disappointed in me. It struck home. She was very well read and very well spoken. She kept a "Board of Correction" in her office, but I don't think she ever had to use it. She always knew what to say. She was one of the last of her generation. Sleep well.

Abiit, et numquam oblivione delebitur. Amavit per civitatem et familiam. Requiescet in pace.



To : Charles and Nathan
Date :Friday, July 26th 2019
From : Hancock Retired Teachers
Deepest condolences from the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association. Lorine attended our annual summer picnic last year. Many friends,colleagues, and a few students were there. She was a great lady dedicated to teaching in a variety of settings. She was a great example and mentor to many.



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