Elaine Oates, 72, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Winchester Medical Center.
Elaine was born in 1946 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mary Helen Clowser. She was a 1964 graduate of James Wood High School. Elaine was employed at the Winchester Medical Center where she worked as a ward secretary and pharmacy assistant until 1975 when she was able to become a stay-at-home mother and take care of her family. She enjoyed gardening with her late husband, canning vegetables from the garden and trips to the beach with her daughter.
Elaine married Darrell Coulter Oates on June 21, 1969 in Front Royal, Virginia. He preceded her in death in 2004.
Elaine is survived by her daughter, Deanna C. Ernst of Winchester, Virginia.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12:00 until 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Omps, South Chapel.
A funeral service will be conducted immediately following the gathering at 1:00 pm at South Chapel with Pastor Scott Orndorff officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions in memory of Elaine may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation at 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480, Columbia, MD, 21044.