Judith Oates

Judith Anne "Judi" Oates (Oates)

Monday, August 7th, 1950 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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Judith Anne Oates, 69, of Winchester, VA passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was born on August 7, 1950 in Winchester; the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Winifred Georgetta McKee Oates. She was a graduate of Handley High School Class of 1968.

Surviving Judi are her family; sister, Deanna Oates Sager of Stephens City, VA; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Ryder(Kenneth), Sarah Watkins (James), James Sager (Megan), Kylie Sager (Austin) and Seth Sager; grand nieces and nephews, Christine McDaniel (Wade), Ian Watkins, Christopher Ryder, Rachael Watkins (Jacob), Maribeth Judith Watkins (Austin), Corrine “Joely” Watkins (Aaron), Chloe Sager, Bryce Sager, Hunter Sager and Avianna Crone; great nieces and nephews, Killian McDaniel, Weston Ryder, Kendall McDaniel, Brayden Ryder and Isaac White and special friends, Pam Plauger (Adam) and Kyle Plauger.

Preceding her in death were her parents, infant brother; brother in law, Robert M. Sager and nephews, Benjamin Patrick Ryder and Jeb Anthony Roberts.

Judi was a passionate animal lover who took great joy in caring for the many cats she rescued. She was an avid bowler, softball player and motorcycle enthusiast in her younger years. She was a civil war scholar, artifact hunter and loved doing paranormal research. She loved working with her hands. She was a talented artist who loved color, creating landscapes, gardens and art.

Judi’s greatest pride was being a part of the McKee clan and treasured her strong bonds and relationships with her family.

Judi was kind, compassionate, loyal, unique and had a vibrant multifaceted personality. She was BOLD and inspired creativity, adventure and kindness with the many children whose lives she touched…..but ”Jute didn’t have no kids.”

Judi was adored by many and her spirit and energy will be profoundly missed.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, January 30, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 Jones Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Shenandoah Memorial Park with her cousin, Donald Cain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1814, Winchester, VA 22604, the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA 22601 or Highland Memorial Presbyterian Food Pantry, 446 Highland Ave, Winchester, VA 22601.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Shenandoah Memorial Park
    1270 Front Royal Pike
    WINCHESTER, VA 22602
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Donald Cain
  • Interment

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 |
    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    Shenandoah Memorial Park
    1270 Front Royal Pike
    WINCHESTER, VA 22602
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sue Murphy

Posted at 02:10pm
I worked with Judi at the hospital (Old Winchester Hospital) on the 6th floor. I havent seen her in many years but I remember the fun the we had. Always made us laugh.

Randy Tinsman

Posted at 10:27am
Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Bowled in Duck pin leagues with Judi at Health Center Lanes and later at Pikeside Bowl .Judi was a great duck pin bowler. Always smiling and joking, just fun to be around. Knock them pins down in Heaven Judi. Haven't seen Judi in years but never forgot her. GOD BLESS. Thinking of you and your family. Randy Tinsman.

Sandra Stotler

Posted at 07:43am
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. Judi and I go way back to teen years and going to church at Highland, we were family and I thought the world of her. She will be missed.

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Posted at 12:31pm
Tommy and Bonnie Anderson, T.J. and Tammy, Billy and Shannon, Chad and Kim, and all the kids
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Joanna McCall

Posted at 06:36am
Undoubtedly Judy was one of the kindest people I have ever met...... Judy always was there helping me out with all kinds of work for me and my family.... always happy and fun loving..... her passion for life was always shared by others..... she so enjoyed her fish pond..... heaven has certainly gained a busy little angel..... another question again.... why do the good die young..??? Will surely be missed by all.... see ya in heaven Girlfriend.😇

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