August 28, 1931 - October 29, 2020
Sarah Lee Oakes, 89, of Perryville, MO passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, MO. She was born August 28, 1931 in Humphries County, TN to Benton O. and Myrtle J. (Evans) Watts. She and Oscar Alan Oakes were married October 24, 1954 at the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, IL. He preceded her in death on September 14, 2020. Sarah had been a longstanding active member at Ferguson United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Nursery, Ladies Circles, and Choir. Sarah had been a sales clerk at Famous-Barr Department Stores in the Housewares Department and was a home maker. She was an active member of Perryville United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, David A. (Beverly) Oakes of Perryville, MO, Kurt B. (Laura) Oakes of Sunset Hills, MO; six grandchildren, Benjamin (Linnea) Oakes, Christopher (Chelsea) Oakes, Katherine Oakes, Eric (Kristen) Labbe; Melody (Christopher) Plaisance, Grace House; great-granddaughter, Tekla Oakes, 5 other great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Loynes of Brookport, IL and one brother-in-law Ted Parker of Woodland Hills, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Obadiah and Jeff Watts; and two sisters, Daisy Retell and Ruby Shelton. Friends may call at Perryville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00 am until time of funeral service at 10:00 am with Rev. Kevin Barron officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Metropolis Memorial Gardens in Metropolis, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to The Community Outreach Program @ Perryville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandyoungfuneralhome.com. Ford and Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Lee Oakes, 89, of Perryville, MO passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, MO. She was born August 28, 1931 in Humphries County, TN to Benton O. and Myrtle J. (Evans) Watts. She and Oscar... View Obituary & Service Information
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