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Evelyn I. Oakley


Evelyn I. Oakley, 90, of Jackson Center, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.

She was born in Jackson Center on Sept. 20, 1922, to the late Walter E. and Kathryn Brann Leininger.

She married Emmett E. Oakley 70 years ago on May 15, 1943, and he survives, along with children, Nancy (Mick) McName and Rex (Fanny) Oakley, both of Jackson Center; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray E. Leininger of Jackson Center and Merle E. Leininger of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A homemaker, Evelyn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, where she was active in Circle 3. She had been a member of the former American Legion Auxiliary.

In past years she baked pies for the Feed Bag Restaurant. She also enjoyed decorating wedding and birthday cakes, and the time she spent volunteering at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

Pastor Kent Hollis conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, where visitation is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral. Burial is in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church and the Jackson Center Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where condolences may be expressed at

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