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Orpha Oates

October 21, 1938 — March 25, 2022


Our family looks forward to seeing you at our dear mother’s memorial on Zoom on Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm.  Please arrive early to enjoy 20-minute slide presentation starting at 1:40 pm.  To join us, click on Zoom link below!
We are making full memorial program available to you for viewing and printing on this website.  Click on link below:  
Password:  2022
Upon arrival, everyone will be placed into breakout rooms and circulated through other breakout rooms to visit with guests.  The family will see as many as they can, starting with immediate family.  Please be patient!
We have put together slide presentation for your viewing pleasure.  It highlights our mother’s life and service to Jehovah God.  We will play this before and after Bible discourse at 2 pm.
Family members:  Please text Tracey “Tra’Lynne” Oates at 302-562-5350 if you would like to receive link to download slide presentation.  PLEASE do not post presentation on any social media outlets.  This is for your personal enjoyment.  
We wish we could see each of you personally on Saturday but due Covid and nature of Zoom, we are limited.  PLEASE send us video and/or picture of you and your family which we will view later. Send it to Tra’Lynne at the number above or email to LegalGirl2022@gmail.com.  
Thanks for your cooperate and support!
With Love From Orpha Oates’ Family


 Orpha Bethune (Casson) Oates, 83, Wilmington DE passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 25, 2022.  Born October 21, 1938, in Dover DE, daughter of late Susie Cornish and William Casson.

Extremely strong in her faith, a devoted member of South Wilmington congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Known for her smile, kind heart and genuine love and care for others.

Orpha was preceded in death by husband Major Oates Sr and son Major Oates Jr.  Last of ten Casson siblings:  Marian, Clarence, William, Robert, Elmer, Esther (Benson), Donald, Oliver, and Clementine (Jones).

Survived by children:  Devearl Oates (Senee), New Castle; Darin Oates, New Castle; Kimberly Stevens (Keith) Middletown; and Tracey “Tra’Lynne” Oates, New Castle; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, and host of other family members, close friends and adopted, spiritual babies.

Memorial Service will be held:
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm
via Zoom teleconference. 

Meeting ID: 858 9108 6212
Passcode: 804482 
(Slide presentation of personal photos at 1:30 pm.)

Join Zoom Meeting Link:

SPECIAL NOTES:  We are requesting any personal photos you may have with Orpha and/or brief 30-60 SECOND video clips of a memorable moment with her and/or condolences. 

Send cards to Tracey “Tra’Lynne” Oates at P.O. Box 27, New Castle, DE 19720.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Orpha Oates, please visit our flower store.

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