Charlotte Osterman

Charlotte M Osterman

Charlotte Osterman, age 66. Sunrise April 22, 1951 and Sunset August 15, 2017.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Celebration of Life 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3650 Sunbury Rd.

Interment at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Huntsville, Alabama on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Charlotte Osterman Memorial Scholarship
The Charlotte Osterman Memorial Scholarship was established through The Ohio State University by her friends and family as a way to honor her dedication to the field of social work, the families and youth she served, and the students she taught and mentored. Charlotte exemplified and personified the true values of a social work, which was her calling. Her purpose was helping others find their calling. Donations to fund the scholarship and continue Charlotte’s legacy made be made at The Charlotte Osterman Memorial Fund: Fund #483225:

Condolence Messages

  1. To Charlotte’s family,

    Charlotte was the most amazing human being: dedicated, kind, loving and humble. I know you all miss her, as do so her many friends.

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord surround you with comfort.
    Much love to you all.

  2. Charlotte was an amazing human being. She new how to be inclusive with all around her. She shared wisdom and had hope for all people and circumstances. She was an amazing person and I loved her.

    To her family, I was in awe of how closely you all worked to love and care for Charlotte through her illness. The strength and courage that you showed and shared with Charlotte through the process was a testimony of the love that you all shared. I wish you peace, comfort and healing. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Rebecca L. Sampson

    Aww how sad i am to here you have passed away the last time i talked to you i was 16 years old looking to find my birth mother and family. You came to my parents baby shower and we even have pictures of you with me. You sent me a packet that my birth mom sent me and from then on my journey began to find her and i never told you i found her and she just passed three weeks ago.I also found my dad to and his family. I never really got to thank you what you did for me if it wasnt you i would never have found you you rebecca sampson

  4. Dr. Rose Handon

    To the Osterman family; May God continue to strengthen you during this difficult time. My personal and professional friendship with Charlotte extends over 40 years as we began our social work careers at Franklin County Children Services. She was a true Christian soldier and an outstanding advocate for families and children. The Angels are rejoicing as her beautiful soul has transitioned onward.

  5. Charlotte was one of the best human beings I have ever known. She cared about everyone and committed herself to serving others. Working with her was a real privilege. I loved her laugh and her unassuming personality. She will be remembered forever by her friends from LSS.

  6. Don & Lynette Wood

    Dear Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. We only have positive memories of Charlotte and look forward to a wonderful reunion in that great gettin’ morning. Classy, caring, calm, confident, consistent, creative, courageous . . . and, most of all, Christlike. We will miss her.

    • Frank Hundley

      I live in New Jersey and my son is about to graduate from high school and attend college. I wanted to share with Charlotte that my son is going to college and was stunned to hear that she had passed. This morning I googled Charlotte to check to see if her email had changed and was both shocked and saddened to see that she passed away 22 months ago.

      You see Charlotte was our social worker when we adopted our son in 2000. At the time we lived in Columbus and she arranged for us to adopt the love of our lives. She was absolutely wonderful. Obviously we didn’t interact with her as frequently as perhaps we should have (our last exchange was two years before she passed) but we always held a very special place in our hearts. Without her, my son would not be with my wife and me.

      I will gladly make a contribution to the fund at Ohio State which was established in her honor.

      Although it has been a while since her passing, allow us to extend our belated heartfelt condolences.

      Frank Hundley

  7. Family meant everything to Charlotte–hers, mine, everyone’s. Her life’s work was centered on supporting families. She did her work with the utmost professionalism, profound dedication and never ending compassion. It was my privilege to know her and work with her.

    Thank you for sharing her with me and many. You supported her in good times and challenging times. She carried your spirit with her in everything she did.

    I celebrate you for your contribution to her wellbeing. I celebrate Charlotte who moved through life with grace and love.

    Heartfelt compassion and caring for you as you move through your journey of grief.


  8. Linda Benson and Family

    Charlotte was a mentor, my adoption worker, a co-worker and a friend. Over the years I have known her, her life was centered on service to others and enriching the lives of those she came into contact with. She was instrumental in bringing hundreds of families together through adoption. Her legacy will live on the hearts of many.
    I offer my sincere condolences to the family.

  9. Dennis, Janice, and Alaine Whitmire

    Charlotte was our friend, and more than that, she completed our family with the adoption of our daughter in 1990. Through the years we exchanged birthday cards on our birthdays every year, and we were sure to connect periodically regarding the well-being our our daughter. Charlotte always knew that this adoption was straight from God, as she knew they all were. She always gave Him all the glory! We will miss her, and I will miss our exchanges. Thank you, Father, for sending Charlotte Osterman into our lives nearly 40 years ago. What a blessing!
    Family, I know you are missing her terribly. Rest assured knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus! Well done, Charlotte”!

  10. Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy

    I got to know Charlotte through my work as an adoption attorney, and as an attendee at the Ohio Adoption Planning Group. She was always gracious, filled with good humor and had an amazing knowledge of the social worker’s role in adoption. I was grateful to know her as a professional colleague, and it was a privilege to work with her on important adoption issues.

  11. Cora Lee James Maxwell

    My memories of Charlotte go back to our high school years because we were classmates at Mayo High, Darlington, SC during the late sixties. Charlotte was the kindest and classist person I have ever known. During our senior year we were part-time admin assistants to my favorite teacher, Mr. Alsbrooks, the bus driver’s superintendent. Charlotte and I became good friends as we completed our tasks and I learned a lot from her when it came to being very thorough and accurate in all I do.
    Although it has been many years since we have been in contact with each other she left an indelible, and beautiful impression on me and I will always remember her magnificent smile. My sincere condolences go out to all of her
    family and friends. May God bless and keep you all.

  12. Vickie Nicolaus

    I will truly miss her smile and laughter. She was a great friend. Now she is just waiting for Jesus to awaken her at His coming.

  13. My heart is touched by all the many kind words spoken by those who knew our dear sister. Even More so that that she allowed God to use her through out her sojourn in this land. I found in Charlotte, a sweet woman of God. I look forward to meeting her around the throne of God. To the family and friends, let us continue to fight the good fight of faith and let us not be weary in well doing, for we shall reap, if we faint not. Please be encouraged and let us be faithful. He that shall come, will come, and will not tarry. For this is the blessed hope. Much love & comfort to the family.
    God bless you all.

  14. Auntie Charlotte was an amazing person & a great soul. I am so sad. I miss her so much & will never forget her. I love you so much Auntie Charlotte. Thank you for being such an amazing person, giving great advice, & being such a great aunt. God rest your soul. Condolences to her family & friends.

  15. I was so sad to hear about Charlotte, what a wonderful person, her presence will be missed. May God keep you in his loving arms and give you peace.

  16. I miss my aunt, she is so nice I love my family she’s the best part.*crys*

  17. My name is Joseph Earl Johnson. When I was 9 yrs old…Charlotte , along with another lady named Shari From Lutheran Social Services…came and rescued me from an abusive foster my new family the Johnson’s…If it wasn’t for her…I can’t imagine where I might have ended up…I owe her for my new family….May God Keep her at peace…My sincere condolences …

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