Goldie Jean (Butler) Moats, 95

May 26, 2010

JAN. 23, 1915-MAY 25, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mrs. Goldie Jean (Butler) Moats, 95, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday morning, May 25, 2010, at the nursing home. She had been in failing health for the past four months.

Born Jan. 23, 1915, in South Mountain, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Oscar D. and Alma M. (Carbaugh) Butler. She lived her early life in Baltimore, Md., prior to moving to Waynesboro in January 1928.

Mrs. Moats attended school in Baltimore and Waynesboro. She later graduated from the Waynesboro Business College.

She and her husband, the late Woodrow N. Moats, were married Feb. 3, 1951, in Frederick, Md. She had lived at her present residence for the past 58 years. Mr. Moats died Oct. 19, 1981.


Mrs. Moats was a nurse's aide at Waynesboro Hospital. She also worked as a seamstress out of her home for many years.

She had been a member of Wayne Heights Brethren Church, Waynesboro, since April 1, 1956. As a member of the church, she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, helped with various committees and served on the official board. She was also a member of the National AARP and a former member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Moats enjoyed working on crafts, crocheting, making dolls, oil painting, and she was an avid reader.

She is survived by one niece, whom she helped raise, Myrna F. Binkley, and her husband, John, of Waynesboro; five great-nieces and great-nephews; eight great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; four great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews; and a number of cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Fry; two brothers, Harold Butler and infant Norman Butler; and one niece, Carole Zody-Lynch.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Lin Smalec officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one before services Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Heights Brethren Church, 120 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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