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Rev. Seth W. Oiler
1972 - 2015
Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Crematory Service - Heath
1249 Hebron Rd
Heath, OH
Rev. Seth W. Oiler

NEWARK: A funeral service celebrating the life of Rev. Seth W. Oiler, age 42, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Steve Rath and Pastor Bill Lyle officiating.

Rev. Oiler passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2015. He was born July 19, 1972 in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Seth was an Ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and was fully ordained in 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, member of Newark Rotary and former IT professional. He served as pastor at Ware's Chapel United Methodist Church in West Manchester (2009), Peace United Methodist Church in Pickerington (2011) and First United Methodist Church in Newark (2013).

Seth loved God, Ronald Reagan and Captain America. He adored all things Star Wars and being in the water surrounded by nature. Seth was accomplished in music and voice and enjoyed playing the piano.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Brothers) Oiler; their three children, Isabelle Oiler, Abigail Evans and Noah Oiler; his parents, Diane and David Miller of Jamestown and Jim and Maggie Oiler of Rio Grande; a step-sister, Amy (Jason) Thatcher of Delaware; and first wife, Christine Klump.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 26, at The Heath Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath. Burial will take place at Ware's Chapel United Methodist Church in West Manchester on Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m. where military honors will be observed.

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Published by Advocate from May 25 to May 27, 2015.
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Calling hours
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Crematory Service - Heath
1249 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH
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Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Crematory Service - Heath
1249 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH
Ware's Chapel United Methodist Church
West Manchester, OH
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So sorry for your early in life death! Sue and I loved being part of your life!
Charles Morrison
May 21, 2020
On this 5th year of the anniversary of his passing the little boy that I raised is still so much a part of me that the time has meant absolutely nothing. I see a child riding a bike, it is Seth, swimming-Seth, Scouts-Seth. I love you Son and will be with you again soon.
James Oiler
May 19, 2020
It has been four years and I miss you more than ever. You were my little boy that I taught to swim, ride bikes, took camping and went to the sea shore guided through Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and a myriad of other activities that we enjoyed as Father & Son. You have never left my heart.
Jim Oiler
May 21, 2019
Seth called on my Mother in the nursing home in her last days. He was a comforter and his words with her were appreciated. May God comfort Seth's family and friends.
Cynthia Lin
June 3, 2015
There are really no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Seth is a big reason that my husband and I began going to church again, Seth baptized my first grand daughter last spring and he did a wonderful job. I learned a lot from Seth in his short time with First Church, I learned from Seth that Our God is a loving, caring, compassionate forgiving God. Seth taught me that God loves all of us and there is simply nothing we can do about it. Rest in Peace Seth, Your job here on earth is complete. My deepest sympathy to Joyce and the Children, Pastor Steve and the entire First Church Community. Fly high and shine bright Seth!
David and Vicki Byers
May 29, 2015
My husband and I loved Seth. He was such a people person. We are members of Peace Church .He was a wonderful person. So sorry he left us so soon.
May 28, 2015
No words sufficient .....
No acts enough...
Only a prayer, love, and a healing spirit, extended to you in a common humanity of suffering and loss.

May the Grace and the Peace of God surround your family
Revs. David and Elizabeth Brown
May 28, 2015
Prayers to Seth's family! I went to school with Seth from Kindergarten through high school graduation.
Chris Burnette
May 27, 2015
Seth was someone who loved life and we will miss him every day. He had a quick smile and a silly laugh that sounded like his dad.. We were so proud of our son. Rest in peace Seth.
Maggie Oiler
May 27, 2015
God loves all of you supporters of my son Seth and so do I and there is nothing you can do about it. I can't take credit for this saying but God & Seth are discussing this now and I hope God can get a word in.
Jim Oiler
May 27, 2015
My minister in Lorain,Rev.Lisa Morrison shared this article. My heart goes out to you and your family and his church. Ministers are Human too. Everyone makes mistakes. We all need to grant grace and unconditional love. My prayers are with you. Debbie Fisher
Debbie Fisher
May 27, 2015
Seth will truly be missed at First Church. He married our son, Chet and his wife, Jess in October and did such a wonderful job and he will always be in our hearts. We are praying that you and your family find peace God loves you and so do we at First Church and there's nothing you can do about it!
Patricia Stillion
May 27, 2015
God loves us all. He now has Seth in His mighty hands. He is forgiven by the blood of our Savior Jesus. May God our Father give his family the peace that passes all understanding. May the body of believers stand together under the blood of the One who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Rhonda Loomis
May 27, 2015
Your family,friends,& church are in my prayers! Misty Jones
May 27, 2015
Seth touched the lives of many people during his time at First Church, and we'll never forget him. May his soul be at peace.
Molly Campbell
May 26, 2015
I very much enjoyed having Seth as our pastor at FUMC. I will miss him, and I've been praying hard for his family.
Beth Morris
May 26, 2015
The light in his eyes and pure joy on his face will be missed, but remembered. Praying for comfort in this time of tragedy.
Holly Dumm
May 26, 2015
Joyce, Noah, and Steve~

I send you my hugs and prayers. Seth lifted my soul every time I saw him and heard his sermons. We, our church family, have lost a "super-hero". God love you and so do I. Tamra Balding
May 26, 2015
There isn't much to say but "God loves you, and so do we, and there isn't anything you can do about it" You will be missed and always loved! Tammy & Shawn
Tammy Henery
May 26, 2015
Although I only knew you a short time you touch our lives in a time of need. We thank you for that and know that you are looking down on us all and telling us not to fear because God loves you and so do I. Well we love you too Seth. You will be greatly missed as a leader.
May 25, 2015
Diane, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have not been in touch with you for so long, but I have not forgotten our friendship. It sounds like Seth had made great accomplishments. Again I am so sorry! . Sharon Birch
May 25, 2015
God was done with Seth here on this earth. Will miss him. Prayers for the family
Jim Holman
May 25, 2015
Christine Klump
May 25, 2015
Believing that there is no problem on earth that heaven can't heal. My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family.
g gerber
May 25, 2015
My sincere sympathies to the Family. May God the Hearer of Prayer bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time-1John 5:14
May 25, 2015
May God be with the family and friends of Seth. Such a tragic loss. The last time I heard Seth speak, he ended with this; "God loves you and so do I, and there is nothing you can do about it"!
May God give you peace!
Art Anderson
May 25, 2015
Our condolences to the family. His humor, compassion, and positive attitude touched us all.
Boy Scout Troop 4
May 25, 2015
Joyce and family, God loved Seth and so did Sue and I! It's with heavy hearts that we want to honor and remember Seth! We are in our 80's but can't remember a pastor who had such a profound effect on us. He was a wonderful servant for God and will be long remembered! We appreciate his short but, faithful service to this church and the members. You have our prayers and sympathy. Norm and Sue Morrison
May 25, 2015
You all are in our prayers May God be with you
Bryan and Kelli Stallworth
May 25, 2015
May God be with you in this time of sorrow and loss. Jackie Bonham
jackie bonham
May 25, 2015
Our hearts are grieving over this tragic loss of life. Words cannot express our deep sadness. We can only trust in God for comfort and strength for Joyce and the family. Holding you in prayer and love.
Mark Chow
May 25, 2015
Forever in our hearts. "Jesus loves you, so do we and there is nothing you can do about it."
Debi and Greg Ketter
May 25, 2015
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