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Betty Oltman

February 25, 1937 — December 6, 2019

Betty Oltman

Roanoke- Betty Lorraine Oltman, 82, of Roanoke, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

She was born on February 25, 1937 in Rural Benson, IL to Theodore and Mabel Turner Koehler. She married Robert Clifford Oltman on December 18, 1955 in Eureka, IL. He survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Pat (Al) Helsel; four sons, Phil (Colleen) Oltman; Dan (Boni) Oltman; Don (Cindy) Oltman; Mike (Carrie) Oltman all of Roanoke; one sister, Wanda Giebelhausen of Peoria; one brother, Ted (Sharon) Koehler of New Braunfels, TX; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Don and Morris Koehler; one infant brother, Jimmy; and one grandson, John Helsel.

Betty was the director of dietary at Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka for 25 years, retiring in 2002.
She loved the simple things in life and enjoyed traveling, dancing and shopping. Most of all, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and cherished her role as a grandmother.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Benson where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday December 11th. Rev. Dick Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Tuesday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Wednesday at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Roanoke Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Benson, Roanoke Ambulance, or The Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


DEC 10. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561


DEC 11. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Benson, IL

Funeral Services

DEC 11. 10:00 AM (CST)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Benson, IL

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