OBITUARY

Mary Alice Oakes

May 23, 1944March 28, 2018
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Mary Alice Oakes, age 73, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House, Born May 23, 1944 in Stinesville, she was the daughter of Elmer Butler and Ruth Frances (Miller) Taylor. Mary Alice graduated from Stinesville High School, class of 1962 and retired as an electronics technician for Otis Elevator after 29 years of service. She was a member of the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose. Mary Alice loved to play Euchre. Mary Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Dave Vandeventer, of Bloomfield, her son, Charles Ryan “Chip” Oakes, of Solsberry, her sister, Judith Ann (John) Myers, of Springville, sister-in-law, Judy Taylor, of Bloomington; three grandsons, Ryan Oakes, Jake Sims and Christian Freeman, several cousins, nieces and nephews and her little yorkie, “Rosie”. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Oakes, one daughter, Mary Denise Oakes and her brother, Phillip Orville Taylor. The funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary; 700 W. Gourley Pike. Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 1:00p.m.to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all whom held a special place in Mary Alice’s heart; Linda, Barbie, Dee, Larry, Bradley, Junior, and many others and to the firemen of the Perry-Clear Creek Fire Dept. for their assistance when called upon. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFrye.com

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Alice Oakes

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Patricia Shimkowiak (Sizemore)

March 31, 2018

One of my fondest memories was coming to the city with my aunt and uncle! Swimming, watching all the people. I feel blessed to have these memories. May your hearts be comforted during this difficult time. Sending love and condolence to the family~

Patricia Shimkowiak

Retha Manion McIntosh

March 29, 2018

Prayers for you and your families thru this hard time. She's just as pretty as she was when she was young, never changed at all. Her and my brother was A perfect couple and they have two beautiful children. God be with you.

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