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Jessie Osterman

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On July 2, 2020, Jessie Esther (Byrd) Osterman left this earth and gained her angels wings. Those wings are so well deserved as she loved the Lord and trusted in Him throughout her pain and illness. The Lord made sure that her departure to heaven was painless and peaceful.

Jessie was born on January 10, 1943, in Granite, Oklahoma to Raymond Byrd and Lena Campbell. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed the simple things in life. Being the youngest girl of five children, she took over the task of cooking meals while her older siblings worked the fields. She would stand on apple crates to make biscuits. Jessie graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1961. After graduation, she worked at Collins Radio in the Dallas area in addition to several years at Lewisville State Bank. She then went on to work as a trucking dispatcher for nearly 40 years in the northeastern Oklahoma and Joplin, Missouri areas. Jessie enjoyed spending her time sewing and quilting and cooking for everyone.

Jessie was a passionately devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, and friend. She fiercely loved her family and always selflessly put others first. She had a tremendous love for all of those in her life and would never end a conversation without an I Love You. Her hugs could heal all things. She was strong, independent, full of positivity, and always had a saying that could get you rolling with laughter.

Jessie is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Kurt; daughters, Rita Cannon (Mark) and Cyndy Ramsey (William); sister, Verda Brady; step-sons, Caleb Osterman and Jimmy Osterman; grandchildren, Justin Ramsey (Alaina), Ashley Ramsey (Tony Broyles), Jared Ramsey, Matthew Cannon (Emily), Kaci McDaniel (Terry), and Steven Cannon (Carol); great-grandchildren, Liam Ramsey, Mia Ramsey, Harper Cannon, and Hannah McDaniel; and numerous nieces and nephews that all loved her so dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Byrd and Lena Campbell; brothers, Harlon Byrd and Freddie Byrd; and sister Kathryn Diffendaffer.

Jessie leaves a legacy of faithfully walking with the Lord through every trial and tribulation. Anyone who had the opportunity to cross paths with her will definitely miss her. She touched more lives than she will ever know.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the family will not have a funeral and will instead memorialize Jessie through her obituary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a contribution in Jessie’s memory to a charity near and dear to her heart, Hugs & Heartbeats –a non-profit founded by her grandchildren to raise money and provide grants to cancer survivors needing assistance to begin and grow their families.

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