Dr. Yolande Ann Marie Wittamer Oostens, 78, of Columbia, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at her home.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1938 in Etterbeck, Belgium, to the late Louis and Berthe De Camps Wittamer.
She graduated from the University of Louvain in Belgium with a PhD, was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a strong supporter of the Agape House and was known for visiting nursing homes and shut-ins in the area.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jean Oostens of Columbia; one brother, Michael Wittamer of Belgium; one nephew, Alexander Wittamer of Belgium. Several friends in Columbia and surrounding counties also survive.
Funeral mass is today at 9 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Rev. Nicholas Brown officiating and burial in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Campbellsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Agape House or Good Shepherd Catholic Church would be appreciated. These may be left at the funeral home.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit www.grissommartin.com.