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Virginia Lee "Ginny" Oakes

March 16, 1924 - August 11, 2019

Oakes, Virginia L. “Ginny” (Deegan), of Knoxville, Tennessee, left this world on August 11, 2019 at Moundview Health Center, Moundsville, WV, to be reunited with her husband, Robert G. Oakes.

Born March 16, 1924, Ginny was the only Biological child of Howard and Irma Deegan of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and soon after that she and her lifelong sister left for Dayton, Ohio to join the U.S. Air Force Department of Defense. Starting her career as a typing Clerk and was promoted to Financial Analyst.

She met and married her husband, Bob, and they were transferred to Los Angeles, California. After she and her husband retired, they settled in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, Ginny is preceded in death by her lifelong sister, Jessie (Krinke) McCartney, sister-in-law, Betty Jo Szuch, nephew and niece Mark and Bridget McCartney.

She is survived by her nieces, Judy (Don) Meyers of Moundsville, WV, Lynn (Tom) Smith of Arizona, her nephews, Greg McCartney of Glen Easton, Rob Szuch of Kent, Ohio; great-nieces and nephews, Robin, Donavan and Michael Meyers of Moundsville, Jennifer and Brandon Smith of Arizona and several cousins.

Private services will held at Holly Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA by clicking here or the Mt. Pleasant Alumni Association by clicking here.

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