Obituary: Oma Lee Curtiss

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5/1/1928 – 9/2/2023

Oma Lee Curtiss, 95, passed away September 2, 2023, at Homestead Assisted Living of Russell in Russell, KS.

Oma was born May 1, 1928, in Bowling Green, KY, the daughter of Rosa Lee and James Thomas Coleman. On October 15, 1946, she married Earl Leonard Curtiss at Morganfield, KY. He preceded her in death February 2, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Donald (Brenda) Curtiss of Chubbuck, ID, and Joe (Susan) Curtiss of Ellinwood, KS, a sister, Roberta Mae Cheaney of Evansville, IN, along with 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Charles, and a daughter, Alice Clark.

Funeral service will be 2 pm, Friday, September 8, 2023, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service.

Memorials are suggested to Homestead of Russell or to the donor’s choice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Online condolences made at

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