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Mary Lou Oakley

March 24, 1949 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 73)


Mary Lou Oakley, 73, of Van Wert passed away at 8 p.m., Wednesday at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on March 24, 1949, in Van Wert the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Valrea M. (Winters) Myers. On August 14, 1971, she married Rudy B. Oakley who survives.

Other family members include her son, Gary (Kelly) Oakley of Van Wert; a daughter, Jane (Matt) Hunt of Cloverdale; three sisters, Rita D. Myers of Van Wert, Carolyn S. Baker of Estero, Florida, and Ruth A. (Kenneth) Schutz of Van Wert; a brother, James A. (Jeanne) Myers of Fairborn, Ohio; and nine grandchildren, Hunter Simmons, Sydney Moore, Jesse “JW” Taylor, IV, Allison Moore, Nathan Taylor, Izabel Moore, Lydia Oakley, Leland Oakley and Grace German.

Mary Lou was a 1967 graduate of Van Wert High School and retired from Central Mutual Insurance Company. She attended Zion Christian Union Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a former Camp Fire leader.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hoaglin Township. Calling hours are 3 - 7 p.m., Friday.

Preferred memorials are to the Pregnancy Life Center in Van Wert.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

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June 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
June 11, 2022

10:30 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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