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Salem Lutheran Cemetery
Payne County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Strode Funeral Home
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Monday, May 30, 2011

Marlene Evelyn [Beier] Oltmanns

STILLWATER, Okla. - Marlene Evelyn Beier Oltmanns, 75, died on Monday, May 30, 2011 at her home in Stillwater, Okla.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Okla. Interment will follow at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery . Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1935, to Emil and Alvina Karcher Beier on a farm east of Perry, Okla.

She graduated from Sumner High School in 1953 and attended Meridian VoTech classes.

She married Karl George Oltmanns on June 13, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church, in Perry, Okla.

She worked for the State of Oklahoma Highway Commission, Division 4, in Perry, Okla. and was employed by Stillwater Public Schools for 27 years as Administrative Secretary at both Highland Park and Skyline Schools. In addition, she was co-owner of Oltmanns Motors, Inc. from 1978 to 1992.

She was a member of Stillwater Business and Professional Women, where she received their "Woman of the Year" award several times. She was also a member of Stillwater Women's Club, Phi Mu Sorority, P.E.O. Chapter FU, American Legion Auxiliary, Stillwater Medical Auxiliary, and Salem Lutheran Church. She was a past member and President of Stillwater Public Schools Secretaries Association, served as Secretary of the State of Oklahoma Support Association, and was Chairman of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce 1989 Centennial Luncheon Reunion. As a member of Salem Lutheran Church, she served many volunteer roles, including serving as secretary of the 1987 District Assembly for the Lutheran Church Women of America.

Additionally, she served on the Payne County Cancer Board for many years and was co-chairman of Daffodil Days, a fundraiser of The American Cancer Society. In 1992, she was listed in "American Women of Today" magazine. She was a volunteer at Stillwater Medical Center, Judith Karman Hospice, and the Sewers group at Salem Lutheran Church.

Her family was her passion, and her grandchildren were the love of her life. She was never too busy or too ill to help out a family member or friend; she loved hosting large gatherings in her home, where everyone was always welcome.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Alvina Beier, her sisters, Lillian Jones and Leona Musick Rice, and brothers, Rudolph Beier, Edward Beier, and Emil Beier, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Karl Oltmanns of the home; her son, Dr. Kevin Lynn Oltmanns and wife Lori, of Stillwater, Okla.; her daughter, Kay Linda Oltmanns Headrick and husband Chris, of Stillwater, Okla.; grandchildren, Michael and Carly Oltmanns and Emily, Rebecca and Seth Headrick, all of Stillwater, Okla. Also, sisters Lorene Loveless of Stillwater, Okla. and Carol Fuxa of Weatherford, Texas, and brother, Arnold Beier, of Linn, Kan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who have helped Marlene this past year, as well as Judith Karman Hospice for their compassionate care in the past weeks. Also, a special thanks to the many family and friends who have said a prayer, made a visit, cooked a meal, or said a kind word to her over these past months. It is appreciated more than you will know.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Salem Lutheran Church, 101 S. Duck, Stillwater, OK 74074, Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076 or The American Cancer Society, c/o Karen Ward, 106 E. Marie, Stillwater, OK 74075.

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