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ONEONTA - Margaret S. Colyer Osterhoudt, 95, of Oneonta, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
She was born April 10, 1922, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Turk) Schager.
She married Robert E. Colyer in 1945 in Brooklyn. Robert predeceased her on July 18, 1997.
On Feb. 14, 2003, she married Carl M. Osterhoudt at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Oneonta. Carl predeceased her on Oct. 4, 2011.
While living in New York City, Margaret was a stenographer for RCA Communications, Inc. She was also a general office clerk in New York City. She moved to Oneonta in 1951.
Margaret was a doll hobbyist, having collected many dolls. She also enjoyed sewing and doing crafts, playing bingo, cooking and taking bus trips with the various local organizations.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Oneonta, the Oneonta VFW Post No.1206, AARP and Catskill Area Hospice. Margaret also volunteered her time at American Red Cross bloodmobiles in Oneonta.
Margaret is survived by Carl's children, Carol Ann Schimmerling of Oneonta and Jerry and Lori Osterhoudt of Oneonta; their children, Krystal and Mike Copperwheat and daughter, Kendra Rose; and Gavin and Logan Osterhoudt; a longtime friend and caregiver, Helen Hopler of Oneonta; as well as several cousins.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, at St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta with the Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating. Burial will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the A.O. Fox Nursing Home Activities Fund, 1 Norton Ave., Oneonta, NY, 13820, in loving memory of Margaret Colyer Osterhoudt.
To light a candle or send an online condolence, please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on June 19, 2017
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