Richard O. OAKLEY, former resident of Mt. Vernon, died at 8 p.m. Saturday
at his home in Richmond Heights, MO. A brother of Mrs. E. W. Threlkeld of
809 Harrison, he was 68 years of age.
Mr. Oakley was born and reared in Mt. Vernon, the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph J. Oakley. He was formerly in the weatherstrip sales and manu-
facturing business and at the time of his death operated a machine works en-
gaged in the manufacture of electrically driven hand tools. An inventor, he de-
signed both the products and the machines used to build them.
He is survived by his wife, Leonora; one son, Richard; two daughters, Mrs.
Earl HARRIS of Truth or Consequences, N. Mex. and Mrs.Joseph DeBROCK
of Richmond Heights; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in The Church of the Little
Flower in Richmond Heights and burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, St. Louis.
February 1, 1954 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
( Richard was my 1C3R)