|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1923|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 2006|
My great aunt.
d/o Belton Scott &
Etta Mae Southerland.
w/o John Valentine Strain.
John "Johnny" Calvin,
Dolores Marie (Maiortello),
Stephen "Stevie" David &
David Scott Strain.
This was my grandmother's sister. Aunt Omie was a lovely person, inside and out, I have many fond memories of her, growing up. There were 10 siblings, two of which died in infancy, and a sister that died at 11 yr. old in 1920. The remaining 7, all made it to adulthood, her last living brother died in 1987.
Aunt Omie had a long, productive life. She had a series of mini strokes over the past few years, but remained able to take care of herself, and kept a clear, sharp mind.
Her children all live close, but are grown and married now, and Aunt Omie has been lonely for qute some time, with Uncle John being gone, and all her family members.
I would call her now and then, when I had plenty of time to spare, cause Lordy, that woman could talk. :-)
But, I always enjoyed our conversations, and I know she did too.
Maybe it was our southern accent, I don't know, but all my life, when we spoke her name, it sounded like "Omie".
Rest in Peace, Aunt Omie.
Oma C. Strain, 83, of Steel City died Sunday July 9, 2006, in her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Veto, Alabama; she was the daughter of the late Belton and Etta Mae (Southerland) Scott. She was the wife of the late John V. Strain.
She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Oma was a gifted seamstress, an avid gardener and held a special place in her heart for children; especially her own children, grand and great grandchildren.
She is survived by: sons, James W., John C., Michael R., Stephen D., and David S., all of Bethlehem; daughters, Dolores M. Maioriello of Easton and Geraldine DeSantis of Bethlehem; fourteen grandchildren and; fifteen great grandchildren.
Services: Wednesday July 12th at 11 a.m. in the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St; Bethlehem. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
Belton Scott (1890 - 1945)
Etta Mae Sullivan Scott (1890 - 1963)
John Valentine Strain (1918 - 1981)*
James "Maples" Scott (1908 - 1968)*
Eloise "Lois" Scott (1909 - 1920)*
Calvin "Mutt" Scott (1913 - 1962)*
Jesse W. Scott (1915 - 1963)*
Clara Bell Scott Eddie (1920 - 1976)*
Oma Scott Strain (1923 - 2006)
James "Lindel" Scott (1925 - 1946)*
John "Alton" Scott (1929 - 1987)*
Holy Saviour Cemetery
Created by: Trish Holaway
Record added: Jul 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14893127