Obituary: Dora M. Oates, 94
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Dora M. Oates, 94, formerly of Emmaus, died April 27, 2012 in her residence. She was the widow of Albert T. Oates. Born in Constable, NY, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Trevor G. and Mary E. (Freeman) Gray. She was a homemaker and an Avon Representative for over 40 years. She was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene, Allentown, where she was involved with various areas of ministry including personal phone calls, VBS, Sunday School, and praying for others. Dora enjoyed gardening and playing the piano. She was valedictorian of her high school class and her family was her greatest earthly treasure.
Survivors: Son, James D. Oates and wife Cynthia of Emmaus; Daughters, Dorene wife of Bruce Shannon of Catasauqua and Mary Esther wife of Robert Fey of Allentown; 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
Services: Funeral Services Wed., May 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. in First Church of the Nazarene, 938 S. 11th St., Allentown. Viewing Tue. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Schantz
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