Evelyn I. Oakley, 90, of Jackson Center, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born, in Jackson Center, on Sept. 20, 1922, to the late Kathryn (Brann) and Walter E. Leininger. She married Emmett E. Oakley 70 years ago on May 15, 1943, and he survives.
She is also survived by two children, Nancy (Mick) McName, of Jackson Center, and Rex (Fanny) Oakley, 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 in 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.
The Rev. Kent Hollis will conduct a funeral service on Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. Burial is to be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
Visitation is to be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or the Jackson Center Rescue Squad.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Condolences may be expressed at edsfh.com.
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