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Eda B. Kent Oakes 1867-1952


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/26/2013 at 01:33:47

Mrs. Joe Oakes, 85, Passed Away Last Friday
A Pioneer Of Graettinger Vicinity
Mrs. Joe (Eda B.) Oakes, who would have been 85 years of age August 6th died at Holy Family hospital, Estherville Friday [August 1, 1952] afternoon. She had been ill for a year with cancer.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Services were held at the Oakes home at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Clyde Leeds, pastor of the Christian church, Estherville Friday afternoon. He was assisted by Rev. James Warren, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Ringsted. Burial was in the High Lake cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Cook, Larue Wiseman, Manly Anderson, Lawrence Birkland, Robert Fry, and Adolph Meyer.

Music at the funeral was by Mrs. Florence Warren and Mrs. Enid Wiley with Mrs. Marion Christiansen as accompanist.

Many old neighbors and friends were in attendance at the funeral services. Mrs. Oakes, who was a resident of this community for 59 years was well known and well liked.

Eda B. Kent was born August 6, 1867, at Elkhart, Iowa. In 1891 the Kent family moved to Rolfe and it was there she met her husband, Joseph Oakes, of Rock Rapids. They were married in 1893 at Havelock and moved to a farm home near Graettinger. She was active in church and community work and was a member of the Christian church of Estherville.

Mrs. Oakes was preceded in death by her husband who died December 15, 1929, and by three sons, Harold, Kent and Mac. She is survived by two children, Joe Oakes, of Graettinger, and Mrs. gus (Grace E.) Davin, of Waterloo, two grandchildren, Mrs. Merle (Doris) Janks, of Waterloo, and Dean Oakes, of Graettinger; her son-in-law, Gus Davin; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Oakes, and Merle Jenks, the husband of her granddaughter, and many other relatives. E.C. Kent, who resided in Graettinger for a number of years and who conducted a real estate agency here, was a brother. Mrs. Charles Barkley, of San Marino, California, formerly of Graettinger, is a niece.

Mrs. Oakes was very active in all community affairs for many years until old age and later severe illness restricted her social, community and church activities. She was highly regarded by all who knew her and was an ideal neighbor, a true friend, a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by those who were near and dear to her. The Times extends sympathy to the relatives in their sorrow.

Those from a distance who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Milligan, of Kings, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oakes, of Rochelle, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kohrt, of Rock Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reynolds, of Anthon; Armand and Robert Davin, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mortensen and Otto Mortensen, of Kenyon, Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dahlke and grandson of Austin, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Anderson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hughes and family of Waterloo.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kent, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Schoby, Mrs. Maude Nelson, Mrs. Anne Nelson, Mrs. Elmer Cook, and Fred Kent, Jr., of Algona.

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bowman, of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Moore, of Blue Earth, Minnesota; E.M. Thompson of Emmetsburg; Manly Anderson of Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Juhl, Mrs. Anna Bosold, Mrs. Jack Klingbeil, Mrs. Ira Swartz, Mrs. Russell Lair, Mrs. Anton Storey, Mrs. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tomlinson, Bud Tomlinson, Mrs. Meiners and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Race and Audrey, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Ellertson, Mrs. Herman Helmers, and Axel Peterson, of Estherville.

Mr. and Mrs. Art E. Anderson, Swea City; Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Thoreson. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, August 7, 1952) (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, August 2, 1952)


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