- Osie Nell VanSanten died peacefully in her sleep on
Thursday, February 14th 2019. She is survived by her
daughters, Lisa Waltenburg (Dwayne), Patricia Shepherd
(Frank); Her grandchildren Allin and Duncan Axford, Rachel and
Robert Shepherd. She was proceeded in death by her parents,
her sister Winona Brumley and her brother Leo Shinn.
was born to William and Bessie (Blaine) Shinn on March 22,
1929 in Beech Creek, KY. She graduated from Hughes-Kirk High
School in 1948, and Centre College in Danville, KY in 1952.
She went on to graduate from Western Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf Edgewood, Pittsburgh PA, and a long career teaching
preschool and third grade at the Oregon school for the Deaf.
Osie married Richard VanSanten on March 29, 1956 in Portland,
he preceded her in death on April 16, 2009.
Osie spent her retirement years with Richard on their
small farm raising cattle and Asian pears, traveling around
the country in their motorhome. Osie lived an interesting and
active life and will be missed by family and friends.
and Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic church
in Shaw at 10:30 and 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.