In memory of
Betty Oakes, 59, of 6 North Road Peru passed away at home surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Born in Milford Ct, on August 11, 1957, daughter of Alton J. and Betty Deloy Ellsworth. She was a graduate of Waconah High School in Dalton, MA. Betty was a certified nurse's assistant and worked at Ashmere Nursing Home, Curtis Manor, and Craneville Place. She is survived her husband Gerald F. Oakes Sr. whom she married November 12, 1977. Also her mother Elizabeth Ellsworth of Belton, SC. Her children Gerald Oakes Jr. and Raymond Oakes of Peru, MA. Clara Oakes and Elizabeth Harrington of Pittsfield, MA., Kimberly Oakes, MN., and Brenda Oakes of Sheffield, MA., brother Alton Ellsworth Jr. of Belton, SC., and sister Juley Ann Karasz of Cherry Plains NY. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Betty Oakes will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017. At 2 p.m. at The Berkshire Church of the Nazarean in Dalton, MA. with Rev. Arthur O. Oakes officiating. Calling hours will be at church from 11 a.m. to the time of the service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Peru, MA. in the Spring. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Oakes Family to help with funeral expenses because of Betty's long illness. Bartlett-Wellington Funeral Home 525 Main Street, Dalton, MA is in charge of arrangements. [ML($wELLINGTON.JPG)]
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