Myrtle Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer.
Born April 19, 1914, in Sharp County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Huett Wicker.
She was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. On Oct. 12, 1932, she married Arthur Oakes Sr. and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons -- Delbert Oakes of Mammoth Spring, and Melburn Oakes, Arthur Oakes Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, and Jerry Oakes and his wife, Ella, all of Thayer; a daughter -- Leta Case and her huband, Harlin, of Hardy; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Jan. 22 at Thayer Church of Christ with Erman Croney officiating. Interment was in Jeff Cemetery in Thayer with arrangements by Carr-Mongomery Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Derek Felton, Harold Todd, Kevin Wicker, Matt Chezen, Harlin Parnell, Norman Cozort.
Honorary pallbearers were Randy Oakes and Bob Griffith.