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Ruth K. Oakes, 85 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Ruth was born in Kentucky on February 25, 1932, the daughter of Virgil and Elsie (Long) Sebastian. She married Jasper Oakes on January 21, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1998.
Survivors include her children - Rick (Tonya) Oakes and Roxie (Dave) Meyer of Greensburg; two sisters Lillian Hume and Jane Marquart; six grandchildren and two great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister Lois Hume and three brothers William, Paul and Herald Sebastian.
Ruth began working as a seamstress in Kentucky and then went to work for Garrett Garment Dress Factory in Greensburg. She later worked on the assembly line at BCA until her retirement after 28 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greensburg.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11AM until the start of the memorial service at 1PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on November 7, 2017
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