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Doris A. Oakes

October 17, 1923 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 96)


Doris A. Oakes

October 17, 1923-June 9, 2020


GOSHEN-Doris A. Oakes, 96 passed away June 9, 2020.  She was born October 17, 1923 in Elkhart to Charles & Mildred (Harman) Vetter.

  On October 9, 1944 she married Jack Pittman; he preceded her in death on June 9, 1971.  On May 22, 1976 she married Emory Miller; he preceded her in death on January 20, 1986.  On October 12, 1990 she married Warren Oakes; he preceded her in death on April 14, 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Charles Pittman, 2 siblings, Robert Vetter and Barbara Brown.

  Surviving are  children, Jane (Robert) Baker, James (Cindy) Miller, Pamela Miller, Sandra (Larry) Hurst, Jerry Golden.  Also, daughter-in-law Maria Pittman, 1 brother, Charles Vetter and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   Doris retired in 1983 from CTS from the Personnel and Group Insurance Departments.  She was a member of the Goshen First United Methodist Church in Goshen, the CTS Quarter Century Club, Y.W.C.A. senior group of Elkhart and the Women of the Moose Chapter #73. 

   Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the 12:00p.m (noon)  celebration of life service on September 19, 2020 at  Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.  Pam Kling will preside and burial will follow in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Goshen First United Methodist Church. (outreach for elder care program) 

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