Ruth Oakes



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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.


  1. Rosemary and Dave Underwood on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marshall and Tina we are so sorry for your loss.Your mom will be always be in your heart. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be with you today. You are in our thoughts and prayers… Gordy- We are saddened by the sudden loss of your one true love. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all…Rose and Dave

  2. Marshall Oakes on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mom. I miss you so much already but will see you again after a time. Keep the music flowing

  3. Nancy Forman Eaton on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Nancy And Marshall: I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Maybe she and my mom are making their music together today. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. My deepest sympathies Nancy

  4. Michael & Dianne Torre on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Ruth, it was wonderful to be sitting with you and Gordy at your grandsons wedding you made us feel like part of the family. We will never forget the fun we had that night. You will be missed and our payers will be with you and your family.

  5. Harry and Phyllis Fraysier on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    So many wonderful memories–Gordy. We’re leaving for Florida Feb.19—will call you and and get together when we get back.

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