RIEG – Grace A. (Cowan) Oaks, 83, Cherry Tree, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings, daughter of Charles L. and Anna (Waddell) Cowan. She was born on June 2, 1924, in Garmantown. She was a clerical worker for Clearfield County for many years. Mrs. Rieg was a life member of Harmony Grange. She enjoyed knitting and painting. She also was an avid ceramics enthusiast. She is survived by her four children, Bonnie Miller, Indiana; Ed “Mick” Oaks, and wife, Mimi (Peles), Glen Campbell; Randy Oaks, Indiana; and Herb Oaks, and wife, Kim (Holes), Cherry Tree, with whom she made her home for 16 years; daughter-in-law, Linda (Zatorsky) Yanoski; former daughter-in-law, Nancy (Westover) Oaks; nine grandchildren, Michael Miller, Belinda Miller, Alyson Oaks, Bethany Oaks-Cann, Eddie Oaks, Matthew Oaks, Randall Oaks, Amanda Oaks and Joshua Oaks; and eight great-grandchildren, Justin, Rhiannon, Hayden, Zann, Lennon, Colin, Natalya and Zenin. Also survived by her siblings, Linta Emigh, Florida; Betty Fadale, New York; Jim Cowan, and wife, Marian, Michigan; Eli Cowan, and wife, Gert, Michigan; and Ruth Friends, New York. Mrs. Rieg was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Oaks; husband, William Rieg; son, Roger Yanoski; her brothers, Charles, Carlyle and Emery Cowan; and her sisters, Agnes Brown and Mary Margaret Spotts. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Rairigh Funeral Home Ltd., Hillsdale, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, Pastor Gary Lockhart officiating. Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery, Westover.
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