March 13, 1919 ~ February 11, 2010
Greece: Thursday, February 11, 2010. Age 91. Survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Gordon W. Oakes; her daughter, Nancy Skivington; her son and daughter-in-law, Marshall K. and Christine Oakes; her grandchildren, Michelle (Jeremy) Neitzel, Marshall G. (Angela) Oakes, Michael R. and Lesa Oakes, Erin Skivington (Michael Heuer) and David Skivington (Christine Jackson); Great-grandchildren, Matthew Yackel, Alexis Neitzel, Dylan and Haley Oakes. Ruth played and taught piano and organ, played at Supper Clubs and parties. She was a member of Jazz-Ragtime International and Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service, Saturday at 10:30 in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Hme, 1075 Long Pond Road. ( No prior calling hours). Entombment, Rierside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.