Oma Kathleen Athey

August 11, 1938 ~ October 19, 2019 (age 81)


Oma Kathaleen Athey, 81, of Oakland, died on October 19, 2019, at Dennett Road Manor. Born on August 11, 1938, in Red House, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Z. and Goldie C. (Smith) Strawser.

Kathy retired from Garrett Regional Medical Center as a Dietary Supervisor, and previously worked at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was an active member of the Loch Lynn Church of God and enjoyed attending church events. Kathy especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Keeping up with their activities and accomplishments was a favorite pastime and joy in her life.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Athey, Sr. (1995); three children; daughter, Susan A. Athey (2019) and sons, David H. Athey, Jr. (2019) and Douglas L. Athey (2018); a sister, Nancy Strawser; and five brothers, Oscar, Henry, Gay, Ray and Roger Strawser.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Brian Oxford (Laura), Kristen Oxford (Josh) and Erin-Ruth Natividad (Miguel), all of Oakland; six great grandchildren, Jose, Cadence, Harlea and Avonlea Natividad, Kylie Oxford, and Madison Lilley; and one brother, Rick Strawser (Gwen) of Medina, OH.

Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 4 to 7 PM. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 1 PM at Deer Park Cemetery with Pastor Cindy Ackerman officiating.

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Public Viewing
October 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A.
21 N 2nd Street
Oakland, MD 21550

Graveside Service
October 27, 2019

1:00 PM
Deer Park Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Oakland, MD 21550

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