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William Oatney

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William Oatney

Lancaster - William "Bill" Oatney, 87, of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Reflections Retirement Community Assisted Living. He was born on May 22, 1931 to the late John A. "Doc" and Elvie (Neff) Oatney. Bill attended St. Mary Elementary School and continued his education at Lancaster High School. He married Betty Strickler of Columbus. They were married 43 years until she passed away on January 4, 2010. Bill worked as an operating engineer for 34 years for Local 18. He enjoyed reminiscing of the days he operated heavy equipment to build bridges and roadways. Bill also worked at Anchor Hocking for 14 years as a glass maker. After retirement, Bill enjoyed working around his home, being outdoors, and was always up for a good game of cards.

Bill was survived by his brother Robert "Bob" (Betty) Oatney: sons, Michael, Curtis, John (Wendy) Oatney; daughter, Danielle (John) Swisher; wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, brothers Richard, Neil, and James Oatney and sister JoAnne Oatney Alvis.

Family will receive friends on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 11:00AM -1:00 P.M. at the SHERIDAN FUNERAL HOME. A Funeral Liturgy will be follow at 1:00PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the funeral home with Fr. Peter Gideon officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Reflections for the care and compassion they gave to Bill. They would also like to thank Hospice of Central Ohio for the comfort provided. To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit and click obituaries.
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on Jan. 11, 2019
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