Dorothy D. Oldham

1942 - 2020

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Dorothy D. Oldham, 77, of Rawson and Sidney, passed away early Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Upper Valley Medical Center, in Troy following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born on October 9, 1942 in Findlay, an only child to the late Donald D. and Mabel I. (Wheeler) Dillon. She married William (Bill) H. Oldham on November 25, 1961. Dorothy is survived by her husband Bill of 58 years; their two children: Jenifer O. Flaxbart (David) of Austin, TX, and Brian W. Oldham, of Sidney; and grandchildren: Jacy S. and Addie M. Flaxbart, and Dillon W. and Olivia J. Oldham. Dorothy graduated from Van Buren Local School in 1960, where she was a majorette and participated in band, music, class plays, and other school activities. Dorothy was employed by the Cory-Rawson Local School from 1970 to 1973 as secretary to the Superintendent, and from 1973 to 1994 as Cory-Rawson Local School Treasurer. She was employed by the Hancock County Educational Service Center from 1994 to 2000 as School Treasurer. Throughout her career, she enjoyed learning with and mentoring fellow Treasurers. Dorothy was also a dedicated mother and wife, supporting her children in their many academic and extracurricular activities. In her retirement, Dorothy was a stalwart source of family strength and support, providing care for aging relatives and other loved ones. She enjoyed cooking and baking, was an accomplished seamstress, and dedicated time to reading, collecting antique glassware, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She made many happy memories during regular visits to Austin to be with Jenifer and her family, and on family vacations with Brian and his children. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, February 21 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Dorothy's name to Sidney First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, February 21st 2020 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, February 22nd 2020 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Contributions:

    Sidney First United Methodist Church - Oldham
    230 E. Poplar St.
    Sidney, Ohio 45365

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To : Brian Family
Date :Wednesday, February 19th 2020
From : Laman Family
Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers.

To : Brian and family
Date :Thursday, February 20th 2020
From : John Fagan
Hi Brian. Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope you and your family are doing well.
It would be good to catch up some time.

To : The Oldham Family
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : The Niswanders
By Helen Steiner Rice
God enters the heart that is broken with sorrow
As he opens the door to a brighter tomorrow,
For only through tears can we recognize
The suffering that lies in another's eyes.

May God hold your hands and encircle you with love & peace.

To : Bill Jennifer Brian and families
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Barbara Marquart
So sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. Sincere sympathy to your family. I've been at the Mennonite Home in Bluffton since a horrible accident Sept. 2018. I will probably spend the rest of my days there. My husband Wayne died in 2016. All your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Bill and family
Date :Wednesday, February 26th 2020
From : Beth Insley Bishop
I just now learned of Dorothy's passing. Heaven gained an angel. May she enjoy full glory in Heaven.

To : Bill Jenifer and Brian
Date :Thursday, February 27th 2020
From : Cheri Insley Blankenship
I am so sorry to just learn this. My heart and thoughts are with you all. Dorothy was truly one of the sweetest people I'd ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her smile could fill a room with her warm spirit. May the knowledge that Dorothy was much loved and admired by many, bring you comfort.