Patricia I. Turner Oakley Rode

| May 21, 2018

Patricia I. Turner Oakley Rode, 80, of Oil City, died peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.

Born January 2, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Everett F. and Dorothy Jean DeLong Turner.

Patricia was a 1956 graduate of Oil City High School. She worked as a data processor in the banking industry and then for UPS until her retirement. Pat was the secretary for Rynd Farm Cemetery for many years.

Mrs. Rode was a member of the Rouseville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, baking, and spending time with her family. She loved gardening and was known for her green thumb.

On November 24, 1956, she was married to Gale M. Oakley, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1978.

Surviving are three sons, Steven C. Oakley of Harrisburg, Kenneth G. Oakley and wife Tina of Harrisburg, and Gerald W. Oakley and wife Marg of Harrisburg; two daughters, Susan E. Oakley of Franklin, and Jennifer I. Oakley of Pittsburgh; Eight grandchildren, Craig Oakley, Nathan Oakley, Jeremy Oakley, Raymond Oakley, Jeff Oakley, Cari Oakley, Dorothy Oakley, and Selene Wolfe; and seven great-granddaughters, Hayden, Raegan, Serenity, Ella, Eve, Charlee, and Stevie.

Also surviving is a sister, Jean Barris and husband Willis of Knox and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Karen Grant and Donna Sterner.

Friends may call at the Morrison Funeral Home, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, with the Rev. Dan Grimes officiating.

Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery.

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