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Dora Jane (Watkins) Oldaker

January 30, 1935 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Dora Jane Oldaker in the early morning of May 12, 2020, felt the Lord wrap His arms around her and whisper, “Come with me.” She now rests in the perfect place of peace and love.

Dora, one of 16 children, was born to Leslie Watkins and Susie Metheny Watkins on January 30, 1935 in Chloe, West Virginia.  Being raised in a large family was truly a blessing, learning many things from sharing to always being there for one another, and truly knowing each other.

Preceding Dora in death were her parents; three sisters; and eleven brothers.  Her memory will forever be cherished by those who survive; daughter, Regina Rasmussen of Arlington, Texas; son, Rick Oldaker of Akron; grandchildren, Justin, Jared, Ryan, Shauna, and Ariana Oldaker, Candice (John) Jaco, Natalie (Billy) Ratliff, and Katya Rasmussen; great-grandchildren, Ava and Asher Ratliff, Adelaide, Loralai, and Genevieve Jaco; sister, Wilma Cooper of Canal Fulton; and special nieces and nephew, Linda Miller, Lucy Bailey, and Jim Frame

She enjoyed scrapbooking, sharing memories of family and friends. An awe-inspiring mom, Dora’s love for her family was heartwarming and immeasurable and time spent with her grandchildren was a priceless treasure.  A woman of faith, Dora trusted in God and believed in His truth.  She lived her life full of joy, hope, and peace.  She taught her children the importance of knowing the Lord and the grace freely received.

Being the kindhearted woman Dora was and respecting the welfare of family and friends, she would want everyone to follow protocol for saying their good-byes.  Respectfully, visitation will take place, Monday, May 18, 2020 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, 13151 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Uniontown.  A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m., Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron. 

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May 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hecker-Patron Funeral Home
13151 Cleveland Ave. NW
Uniontown, OH 44685

Graveside Service
May 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron


Haven of Rest Ministries
175 E. Market Street, Akron OH 44308

Salvation Army
190 S. Maple Street, Akron OH 44302
Tel: 1-330-762-8481

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