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4/2/2014 8:00:00 AM
Shirley Jean Oates
Sept. 21, 1920 - April 1, 2014
Shirley Oates
Shirley Oates

Shirley Jean Oates

Sept. 21, 1920 - April 1, 2014

Shirley Jean Oates, 93, formerly of Peru, passed away at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Brookdale Place, Indianapolis.

She was born in Peru on Sept. 21, 1920, the daughter of Frederick and Nellie Johnson Wackerle. Shirley married Joseph D. Oates in St. John's Lutheran Church on Aug. 2, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1984.

Shirley was a 1939 graduate of Peru High School and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Following her husband's retirement from the Peru Police Department, she and her husband Joe moved to Lake Manitou in Rochester in 1961 where she resided until returning to Peru in 1987. She worked in the news department of the Rochester Sentinel.

She is survived by a nephew Fred Rouch, Santee, Calif.; nieces Sandy Thompson and her husband Jerry, Carmel, Sonja Guyer and her husband Harold, Georgetown, Texas, and Mary Jo Downing and her husband Francis, Peru; five great-nieces including Beth Ann Barker, Peru; and seven great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe, and sisters Carol Haig and Naomi Rouch.

A service celebrating the life of Shirley Jean Oates is at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Kenneth Greenwald officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather after 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be made online at

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