HANOVER Patricia A. Oaster, 77, entered into God's eternal care Friday, November 9, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of William E. Oaster, who died September 28, 2008. Born October 21, 1935, in Edgegrove, she was the daughter of the late Claude J. and M. Grace (Markle) Strausbaugh. Pat enjoyed baking, quilting, and crocheting, and especially spending time with her family. Surviving are six children, Randy Oaster and his wife, Lisa of Glenville, Barbara Edsall and her husband, Dana of Spring Grove, Cinthia Shrader of York, Patrice DeGroft and her husband, Brian of New Oxford, Lori McIntire and her husband, Dave of Hanover, and William J. Oaster and his wife, Rebecca of Glenville; 12 grandchildren, Amber and Danielle McIntire, Brett and Emily Edsall, Amy and Katlyn DeGroft, Samantha Oaster, Tyler and Jessica Stansell, and Kayla, Aaron, and Garrett Oaster; and five siblings, Sylvia Wright, Marie Lawrence, and Dale, Tom, and Philip Strausbaugh. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Wayne Shrader. A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with the Rev. Bradley Dayett of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stoverstown, officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Thomas Oaster, Kenneth Oaster, Brian DeGroft, and Dale, Tom, and Philip Strausaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Garrett and Aaron Oaster, Brett Edsall, and Tyler Stansell. Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to VNA/Hospice, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 10, 2012