Created on Friday, 01 February 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Mary M. Oakley Dye, 84, of Sidney, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, Sidney.
She was born in Marion County on Feb. 11, 1928, to the late Roy and Ollie Wheeler Simpkins.
On Oct. 21, 1947, she married Willard Wilson Oakley and he preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1983. She later married Robert Dye and he died Jan. 30, 2010. She also was preceded in death by a son, Dean Oakley; a stepdaughter, Brenda Dye; a sister, Pat Brown; and two brothers, Leonard and Don.
She is survived by three daughters, Dawon (Tom) Harford of Lakeview, Dinah (Stephen) Sanders of DeGraff and Denise Steed of Sidney; three sons, Douglas (Marilyn) Oakley of Jackson Center, Dennis (Michelle) Oakley of Lakeview and Dan Oakley of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Jane Oakley of Santa Fe; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary retired as a nurse’s aide from Mary Rutan Hospital. She was a member of Grace Chapel Church in Santa Fe.
Pastor Scott Anderson conducts a funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at the Myron L. Van Horn Chapel of the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in Plum Cemetery, Lewistown.
Memorial contribution may be made to Grace Chapel Church.
Express condolences at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com