Esther A. Oakley (82) of Jewett


Published on October 21 2013 3:19 pm

Esther A. Oakley, 82, of Jewett, IL passed away at 12:42 PM on October 18, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. 

Graveside funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday October 21, 2013 at the Toledo Cemetery.  No visitation.  Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family. 

Esther was born on July 30, 1931 in Cumberland County Illinois to Arthur & Ola (Snyder) Titus. She married Laverl Oakley on September 2, 1948 and he preceded her in 2002.

Surviving are sons John Oakley of Jewett, Scott Oakley of Greenup, and Danny Oakley of Ohio; a daughter Jan Gillis of Jewett; Brother Gary Titus of Greenup; Sisters Madge Ohman and Phyllis Mingus; 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Lee Oakley; one brother and three sisters. 

Esther was a homemaker and also had worked at the Ettelbrick Shoe Factory.

Memorials can be made to the Jewett Community Church. On line condolences can be expressed at