Harriet E. Oates (1930 - 2014)

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Harriet E. Oates, 84, formerly of Brownstown, died 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Chicagoland Christian Village, Crown Point, Ind.
Mrs. Oates was born Feb. 2, 1930 in Akron, Ohio to Jasper and Ethel Hinton Himebaugh, who both preceded her in death. On Feb. 19, 1949 in Akron, she married William E. Oates, who preceded her in death April 8, 2004.
She was a 1948 graduate of Norton High School and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Akron.
She was a member of Brownstown Christian Church.
Survivors include one son, William R. (Katy) Oates, Kouts, Ind.; one daughter, Diana Lynn (Mike) Camozzi, Grand Rapids, Mich.; four grandchildren: Will (Amanda) Oates, Beth (Jeremy) Lippelt, Matt Camozzi and Jeff Camozzi and five great grandchildren: Alex Lippelt, Chris Lippelt, Liam Oates, Maggie Oates and Ella Camozzi.
Other than her parents and husband, her sister Arlene also preceded her in death.
The family has chosen cremation. Inurment will take place at Veteran's National Cemetery in Madison, Ind. at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Auxiliaries of Hoosier Christian Village or Chicagoland Christian Village.
Arrangements handled by Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.
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Published in The Jackson County Banner from May 7 to May 14, 2014