Paul O. Oakes

Born: Mon., May 15, 1922
Died: Mon., Sep. 26, 2011

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Mr. Paul O. Oakes, age 89, Robinson, Illinois, died Monday September 26, 2011 at the Daviess Community Hospital, Washington, Indiana following a brief illness. He was born May 15, 1922 in Greenfield, Indiana, the son of Albert C. and Effie P. (Andis) Oakes. Mr. Oakes was an inspector on Candy Production Line and retired from Hershey Chocolate Plant, Robinson, Illinois; Retired Western Electric Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana after 21 years (1978), and was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Robinson, Illinois.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, David W. and Donna Oakes, Greenfield, Indiana; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jack Branam, Bloomington, Indiana, Deana Peters, Greenfield, Indiana, John and Shelley Hatfield, Robinson, Illinois; eighteen grandchildren, Denny Oakes, Doug Oakes, Roger Shoufler, Shannon Thomas, Jeanette Shoufler, Isaac Parker, Audrey Mueller, Abigail Poe, Katelyn Hatfield, John Paul Hatfield, Joshua Hatfield, Luke Hatfield, Aaron Hatfield, Josiah Hatfield, Tony Branam, Debbie Biller, Jonathan Biller, Jane Hatfield; twenty-one great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Floyd Darling .

There will be visitation Friday September 30, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a Twilight Funeral Service at 7:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Graveside services will be Saturday October 1, 2011, visitation from 12:30 pm until time of service at 1:00 pm at the Glenn Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Indiana, with Rev. William Beachat officiating. Mr. Oakes asked that any memorial contributions in his memory be made to any missionary fund of any church.

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09/28/2011 -

Amy Hall

I remember Paul from when I worked as a temp out at Hershey and-more recently-from when he would preach the Monday afternoon services at Cotillion Ridge. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everybody. He will be missed.

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