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Dorothy Nell "Dot" Oswalt

January 24, 1935 December 10, 2018
Dorothy  Nell "Dot" Oswalt
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Obituary for Dorothy Nell "Dot" Oswalt

Dorothy Nell (Dot) Oswalt, 83, of Hannibal, Missouri, went home to be with Jesus on December 10, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at Hannibal True Family Church on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 am with Terry Maher and Tod Brown officiating. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, MO.

She was born on January 24, 1935 in Winters, Texas to James Ernest and Victoria Williams. She graduated from Helix High School in La Mesa, California, in 1952. Later she graduated from San Diego Secretarial School and then attended Abilene Christian College. Later she graduated from Grossmont Community College. She married Les Oswalt on June 7, 1957.

She worked as a secretary during the early years of marriage before working as a full-time wife and mother. She also worked as a teacher’s aide where she was able to love on kids—one of her amazing gifts. Later she worked in home health care where she loved on the elderly—another one of her gifts.

Dot loved the Lord and served Him faithfully for her entire life. She loved people and quietly served others with kindness and love. She loved well, demonstrating unconditional love in an extraordinary way to everyone who knew her. Dot loved her family first and foremost. Her children, grandkids and great grandkids were the light of her life. She rejoiced at the birth of each baby and became their beloved “Grandma Dot.” There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do to demonstrate her love and support for her friends and family.

Dot loved babies, kids, baseball (especially Little League baseball), football, fishing, camping, sewing, and quilting. She was the first woman head umpire in the San Diego County Little League. She loved helping little boys learn to play baseball, always ready to get a mitt and play catch with them.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Ernest and Victoria Williams, her husband, Thomas Leslie Oswalt, and her brothers, Robert Lynn Williams and James Ernest Williams, Jr.

She is survived by three daughters, Debi Orr of San Diego, California, Deanna Oswalt of San Diego California, Danita Compton of Duncanville, Texas; one son, Dwayne Oswalt and his wife, Ronda of Hannibal, Missouri; and two sisters, Rita Brown of Midland, Texas and Dora Armstrong of Ohio. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly, including her dear friend of many years, Ron Walter.

Dot fought a long battle against cancer with courage, patience and a sweet, unshakable faith. She was an inspiration to everyone during the time of her illness. She has gone home to walk and talk with the Lord she loved and served all her life. She was looking forward to a family reunion with those who have gone before her, and she is waiting now for all those she loves to join her for a grand reunion celebration.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the “Pop” Williams Scholarship Fund at Abilene Christian University. (P.O. Box 29100, Abilene, TX 79699).

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10:30 AM 12/13/2018 10:30:00 AM
Hannibal True Family Church

201 Willow St
Hannibal, MO 63401

Hannibal True Family Church
201 Willow St Hannibal 63401 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pop Williams Scholarship Fund at Abilene Christian University

send donations to: P.O. Box 29100, Abilene, TX 79699

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