Leslie  Orman
Leslie Kathleen Orman, 72, of rural Ottumwa died at 2:32 p.m. August 9, 2019 at the Monroe County Hospital.
She was born December 27, 1946 in Chariton, IA to Harold and Gladys Turner Borger. She married William Archie Orman October 9, 1964.
Leslie held various jobs including driving a school bus, working at Neva's Noodles and operating an in-home daycare. She retired from Wal-Mart where she worked in the photo department.
She enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, sewing, watching old movies, vacationing to Florida and watching Wheel of Fortune. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her husband, Bill; four children, Kent (Mei Mei) Orman, Sherry (Kevin) Sylvester, Terri Wiggins and Karl (Deb) Orman; five grandchildren, Erin Sylvester (Brent Yates), Blaine Sylvester, Clayton Orman, Shayn Wiggins and Madalyn Wiggins; a great grandson, Nolan Scott; two brothers, John (Sheila) Borger and Sam Borger; along with many other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; two sisters, Christiana Borger and Cynthia Kaestner; and brother, Fr. Theodore Borger.
Her body has been cremated. A time to celebrate her life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at B.P.O. Elks Lodge #347 in Ottumwa.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson Disease Association Iowa Chapter, the Autism Society of Iowa or Monroe County Hospital.
Published on August 12, 2019


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Thelma Mullins
Aug 13, 2019
Terri, Sherry, Kent & Karl, Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was always supportive of me in the classroom with the 4 of you--accolades or issues!!! :) She always had a smile and was willing to help in any way with the school or church activities. She will be missed, rightfully so.
Daniel & Crystal McCarty, Sean McCarty
Aug 12, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a lovely person. I have always enjoyed visiting with Leslie when you came to the restaurant. She was always so sweet. Hugs and prayers for your entire family.
Twyla &Lyle; Talbert
Aug 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Leslie passing. Bill we are thinking of you and your family. Love and prayers to all.