Mary Louise (Crossgrove) Oman
Mrs. Mary Louise Oman was born October 9, 1890 to Everett W. and Louisa Crossgrove at Farnam, Nebraska, and departed this life on May 25, 1958 at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California at the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 16 days.
Mrs. Oman was brought up in the Farnam community and taught school at various districts there, having attended Kearney Normal school several summers.
On August 5, 1914 she was united in marriage to Victor P. Oman. To this union one son, Everett William, was born. The family resided in the Farnam community until 1929 when they moved to Gothenburg. In 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Oman went to Los Angeles where they have resided the past 17 years. At Farnam and Gothenburg, Mrs. Oman was an active member of the Baptist Church, serving her Lord and doing for others always before thinking of herself. In Los Angeles she became a member of the Calvary Evangelical United Brethern Church and there she and Mr. Oman worked faithfully and made many friends.
The past years she had suffered from a lingering illness, bearing grief without complaint. She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband; her son and his wife and Cyndy and Nanette. She, also, leaves two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Nora) LaBounty of Farnam, and Mrs. Emery (Josie) Messersmith of Midland, Texas, two brothers, Meryl Crossgrove of Gothenburg, Nebraska and Lynn Crossgrove of Lincoln, Nebraska, several nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by one brother, Morris W., and her parents.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon May 27th at The Prierce Brothers Funeral Home in Los Angeles. Rev. L. H. Gustafson, pastor of the Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating, and at Gothenburg Baptist Church, Saturday morning, May 31st at ten o’clock with Rev. Elwood Anderson officiating. Mrs. Raymond Nordin sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Take My Hand, Precious Lord", Mrs. Arthur Larson accompanied her at the organ. The pallbearers wee S. C. Wilcox, Charles Pollard, Albert Smallfoot, Raymond Smith, Grover Widick and Arch Jorgensen. Burial was in the Farnam Cemetery with the Olesen Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
"Precious Mem’ries, unseen angels, Sent from somewhere to my soul;
How they linger, ever near me, And the sacred past unfold.
Precious Memíries, how they linger, How they ever flood my soul;
In the stillness of the midnight, Precious, sacred scenes unfold."
Source: The Farnam Press, Farnam, NE, Vol. 18, No. 35, 5 June 1958, pg. 2