Delia Pittman obituary | Delia Pittman's Obituary, Olathe

In Memory of
Delia Pittman
1952 - 2012

Memories & Condolences

First of all, prayers and warming condolences to the family. I used to refer to Delia as ”Dr. Delia” because we felt she should have a slang for such a cool professor!! :) I honestly did not notice Delia had been suffering such a chronic illness while she was my Pediatric/Clinical Professor in 2007-2008 MNU Nursing Program. She had such motivation, drive, and knowledge that she would jump start me for our early nursing clinical day. The fondest memory I have was how much confidence, faith, and assurance she instilled in me to try harder and study smarter to stay in Nursing program. I came so close to giving up but she held her hand out so I could reach my goal of completing my first year of Nursing school. She had such an influence on where I am now. I am proud to say that Dr. Delia, I'm training to be the best Pediatric Emergency Registered Nurse at one of the most highly recommended hospitals in the U.S., Phoenix Children's Hospital. I couldn't have done it if you were not that Angel the Lord had blessed me with away from home, in KS. Journey well

~ Darreika Dick - October 31, 2012

Dear Garry and family,
Delia's service was a beautiful celebration of her life. I loved hearing the memories that people shared. She really did live a full life! I'll always appreciate how comfortable Delia made me feel when I joined the family. She is such a positive, encouraging person and a real gift to our family and now to heaven.

With love,
Linda Snowbarger

~ Linda Snowbarger - October 29, 2012

Gary & Family
I send my prayers for you all. I have great memories of working with Delia at Fairview Elementary. When she was our nurse I always saw a caring, competent and fun person dealing with our population and staff. We shared about our families, our kids and of course, our students. I'll always remember that Angie and my daughter, Jessie were just crazy about New Kids on the Block. Delia and I got tickets and took them to the concert. It was a fun evening and interesting watching our daughters go wild! My deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this time and in the difficult future without your wonderful Delia.

~ Barb Siegfreid - October 26, 2012

My heart felt condolences to her family and friends. Delia was a wonderful - loving - gifted and caring individual. She touched the lives of so many people and was definitely one of God's Angel's on earth. I will miss her so much and this has left a huge hole in my heart! In my prayers through this difficult time in everyone's lives. God Bless you Delia - always remembered - never forgotten.

The Darago Family - Terry

~ Terry Darago - October 25, 2012

I was sorry to read of Mrs. Pittman's passing. Mrs. Pittman was my accounting teacher in the late 1970's at DeSoto High School. She was always kind and caring. She had a twinkle in her eye and spoke with a gentle sweetness. Over the many years since I have run into her around town: the grocery store, pre-school screening, etc. She would always suprise me by remembering me. She still had that kind, caring, twinkle and gentle sweetness about her. It causes me saddness to know I will not again run into her.

~ Cindy J. Jones - October 24, 2012

Dear family, i worked at Olathe Medical Center for almost 24 yrs as a discharge planner. She would be on the floor and we would talk, and she always had that smile. She was a dedicated nurse and loved people. I last saw her at the airport as she was taking a trip and so was I , again that smile and talking. My heart goes out to you her family, because i have been there losing a spouse and father of our daughter. Truly God is our comfort and he will always be there to bring that comfort, and the joy again. May our Lord surround you with his love unending.

~ Kim Maples - October 24, 2012

Dear Garry and family,
What beautiful tributes/memories have been shared here by Delia's friends and family! What a special person she was! She will be greatly missed! Our comfort and joy is in knowing she is well and whole and that we will see her again someday! Our prayer is that God's presence and peace will comfort you!

~ Dwight and Marita Douglas - October 24, 2012

I first met Delia at the Olathe Community Hospital. I was the evening supervisor and she was one of the admitting clerks. We talked frequently during the course of our shift. I will rember her smile and willingness to share a part of herself. I knew that she had a personal relationship with our Lord. I continued to meet Delia at different phases in her career and mine. I appreciated her love of her Lord and her family. My prayers are with you. May the Lord give you peace during this difficult time. Wilma Postlewait

~ Wilma Postlewait - October 24, 2012

Garry, Angie, Scott, and Jessica ...
Delia was always fun to be around. We always had a good time getting together when our kids were young. Years ago she began giving our family a plate of "goodies" at Christmas - oh, how we looked forward to those goodies. It is now a family tradition for us to make "Delia's peanut butter balls" - they're the best. In recent years Dawn Brown & I have looked forward to our times with Delia - going for coffee/dessert or dinner (it always involved food). We always had so much catching up to do and it always took us a few hours. Those times will be missed - as well as her smile and laugh. Our thoughts & prayers are with you!

~ Bernita Runyon - October 24, 2012

LeAnn and I were so sorry to hear of Delia passing. Our strongest connection to the family is through our relationship with Amanda and Scott. We will be praying for your family.
Sincerely
Jack McCormick

~ Rev Jack McCormick - October 23, 2012

Delia taught me to be the nurse I am today. Her passion for nursing was contagious and her desire to make every moment "count" made a huge impact on me. I do humanitarian work overseas now because of Delia and her compassionate heart for ministry. The thing I will miss most is that wonderful laugh. May God continue to use the lives of those she touched to impact the kingdom. Delia....you will be missed and you have taught us to make each moment count....and so we shall.

~ Sheila Zani - October 23, 2012

"And on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my time has come, still my soul will sing your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore." -Matt Redman
Delia was my nursing professor and clinical instructor during my time at MNU. She always had an open ear and an encouraging word. She loved Jesus and showed that love to her students. She was such a patient and knowledgeable mentor with a strong passion for learning and ministry to her students and patients. Thank you for shaping my nursing career and not letting me quit! I know you are praising your creator for eternity!

~ Suzie Carlson (Moessner), MNU class of 2007 - October 23, 2012

Delia Pittman will be remembered by me, for darn sure. Always a smile on her face, a kind word, and always, ALWAYS, asked me how I was and inquired about my son, Max. The ultimate nurse, a very special person with a radiance about her. Through all of her struggles, her optimism was so courageous and just reminded me that I had nothing to complain about. I will dearly miss her as will all of her Olathe Medical Center family.

~ Dr. Kathy Chartrand - October 23, 2012

My memories of Delia are sweet. She was always very encouraging and I picture her with a wide smile. She definitely made nursing school more enjoyable and encouraged me on rough days and was always ready for a chat.
I pray for peace for her family and comfort in knowing she is resting with our savior.

~ Kim Robinson - October 23, 2012

Garry, my heart aches for you in your loss, but I want to encourage you with some personal perspective. From an early age I sensed the genuine care and concern Delia had for others. Her tolerant, consistent, unconditional love and acceptance of me as a feisty, pesky little cousin, and her way of making me feel I was the most important person in the room, endeared me to her. I watched the care she had for our Grandparents, Uncle Willis and Aunt Nona, our extended family and her own precious family, friends, colleagues and students. The warm embrace Delia has shown my wife, Linda, and the enthusiasm she has shown towards our children, Austin, Martha and Megan, as they have developed into young adults, is a model I pray I can duplicate. Delia's heart for hospitality, determination to serve and zeal for life inspires me. She's resting in our Lord's arms today, but her influence abounds here on Earth.

In Him,

Larry

~ Larry Snowbarger - October 23, 2012

I remember Delia as a lovely ,kind and always friendly lady. Know she will be greatly missed by so many. Jo Schoning ,former Nurse At DFP

~ Joneen Schoning - October 23, 2012

Last year Bill & Marci Fitzpatrick Bible Study group came for the week-end to Havana, Kansas. My husband Mike Lesslie and I have a cabin at Havana Lake. We were all walking through the Safari Zoo in Caney, Kansas and Delia walked under a tree branch that just lifted her wig off of her head. Very non-chalant she put her wig back on while laughing and said, "where's a camera when you need one". The group also knows I love dogs, so please make a note family, I will become Kitty's adopted Mom if she needs one. My chihuahua Itsy and I could take Kitty for walks and talk about what a wonderful Mother she had! Love to you Delia, Sharon

~ Sharon Lesslie - October 23, 2012

Angie, Travis, Julianna and extended family,
Words cannot express my deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have an awesome guardian angel looking out over you now!

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

May God wrap his arms around you and may you find comfort knowing that you will be with your Mom again some day!
Love and prayers.

~ Margo Fields - Massco, Inc. - October 23, 2012

Delia was an amazing and caring instructor. She was never intimidating and you could just tell that she loved nursing and that she loved teaching because she loved people. She was a beautiful person. I am so sorry for her loss. May she rest in peace with our Savior.

~ Rachelle Belokur - October 23, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of her passing! Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!


Lovingly,
Dr. Jeff and Carole Bell
Olivet Nazarene University

~ Jeff and Carole Bell - October 23, 2012

We're praying for you all.

~ Jeff & Carole Bell - October 23, 2012

Delia was a wonderful nursing professor and clinical instructor. She was caring, empathetic, patient, kind, always looking for the best in others…I could go on and on, but I could never finish. As the song goes: “Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed, thank you for giving to the Lord, I am so glad you gave.” Thank you Delia for touching my life; I am truly blessed! You will certainly live on by the many lives you have touched while here on earth.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

~ Ronda Compton - October 23, 2012

Delia was such a sweet and precious lady. I was blessed to have Delia as a nursing instructor during my four years at MNU. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. I was blessed to experiance two mission trips with her to Guatemala; once as a student and then later on as a sponsor. She will be remembered for her gentle spirit, kind heart, and tremendous love for her Lord.

~ Rochelle (Christensen) Welton - October 23, 2012

Delia was my adviser and instructor through my time at MNU. She shared her love of the Lord, of nursing, of her missions in Guatemala with all of her students. I also remember her excitement when one of her grand-babies was born, how she showed pictures at the beginning of class so we could all admire the newest member of her family. She made such an impact on my life and on the nurse I have become. I will always be grateful for that.

~ Corrie Stumpf - October 23, 2012

I will treasure the friendship that I had with Delia always. We were babies in the church nursury together! :) I guess you can say that we have been friends for 60 years! I have so many fond memories of our times together. We ate many Sunday meals at each others homes, rode tandem bikes together around the Olivet campus and town, took many Sunday afternoon car rides with her parents, went to elementary school together, sang duets, planned her wedding the summer before she and Garry married, were bridesmaids in each other's weddings, bragged on our kids to each other, got together only occasionally as adults, shared the joy of grandchildren, then chatted frequently on Facebook.

Even though we did not see one another much as adults, we had a deep loyal bond that always made it seem as if we had never left off from our last visit. It was one of those long warm relationships that you knew would always be there no matter where you were or what was going on in your life.

I will miss her, but have the realization that I have not seen her for the last time!

~ Ilene Frazier McHone - October 23, 2012

Participe con Delia en 7 viajes a Quetzaltengago con el grupo de enfermeras de MNU, compartir con ella todos esos años fue fantastico; las charlas en los tiempos de comida, verla trabajar en la farmacia, su amor por los niños, todo fue un ejemplo para mi.

Thank you on behalf of the children of my country... Guatemala.

Mil gracias,

~ Josh Teos - October 23, 2012

You were good to me, Delia. When I was having a hard time, you were there. A fantastic nurse, teacher, role model is gone but what you did will live on. You taught us that things like this happen. Thank you for so much.

~ Justin Manning - October 22, 2012

Delia was a dear friend and colleague. While living in Kansas, I had the privilege of attending church and working with Delia at MNU. Delia was an encourager and always had kind words to share. I will miss our conversations. She had a love for her students as well as for anyone who crossed her path.

My life is more rich and full because of Delia. Her smile and laughter is etched forever in my mind. When I think of Delia my heart smiles. I know the angels are rejoicing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Erin

~ Erin (Nash) Casler - October 22, 2012

Delia was my nursing instructor at MNU. I have such good memories of her as a person and a nurse. She will be missed.

~ Stephanie Roehm - October 22, 2012

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Service Information
Visitation:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Penwell-Gabel - Olathe Chapel
14275 Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS  66062
913-768-6777
Service:
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM
College Church of the Nazarene

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