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Violet Emily Oaks

Obituary for Violet Emily Oaks

March 5, 1926 - July 14, 2019
Anderson, Indiana | Age 93


Violet Emily Oaks, age 93, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was born March 5, 1926 in London England to Edward and Ellen (Barry) Smith.
During her childhood she was exposed to the horrors of war as the Germans bombed London in the 40's. It was after the war she met and fell in love with her husband Seabert Oaks, and they were married for 55 years until his death in 2000.
Violet became an American Citizen in 1952 and had four children; Barry (wife Jana) Oaks, Terry Oaks, Leonard (wife Janet) Oaks, and Susan Oaks. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was active in the church and the local community where she taught Sunday school and various domestic classes at the YWCA. She also had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is the eldest of four siblings and is survived by her sisters, Eileen Court and Maureen Hallum, both residing in England. Violet is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at Brown Butz and Diedring Funeral Services & Crematory on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Anderson, IN 46013
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