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Jean M. Oakes

Jean M. Oakes of West Chester Jean M. Oakes, 93, of West Chester, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit in West Chester. Born in Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. Oakes and the Late Rose M. Shaud Oakes. Jean was a graduate of West Chester High School and West Chester Business School. She worked as an executive vice-president for Chester County Hospital and retired in 1982 after 43 years of service. From 1984-1999 she was a Trustee to the Chester County Hospital Foundation Board and thereafter an Honorary Board Member. Jean was a member of American College of Hospital Administrators, American Hospital Association and a life member of the Hospital Association of PA. She was also a member of the Rotary Club of West Chester and the Chester County Historical Society. She was a former member of the Southeast National Bank Advisory Board of West Chester, Chester County Art Association Board, the Salvation Army Advisory Board for 27 years, Past President of the United Fund of Greater West Chester and Chairman of Chester County Day from 1983-1986. Jean considered one of her greatest accomplishment to be in 1977 when she was presented with "Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award" by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester. She enjoyed photography, gardening, needlepoint, travel, art and antiques. Jean is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Francis M. Oakes, Ira J. Oakes III, Joseph L. Oakes and George O. Oakes. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at St. Agnes Church, 233 W. Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380. Interment will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in West Chester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chester County Hospital Foundation 701 E. Marshall Street West Chester, PA 19380 and/or St. Agnes Church at the above address. Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com.

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DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home
410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1181
Published in The Daily Local on Dec. 24, 2013
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