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Reba Adaline Oxley, 84, of Traverse City passed away Sept. 3, 2017 at Munson Medical Center.
Adaline was born on March 4, 1933 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to the late Elbert E. and Hazel A. (Clinton) Dougherty.
On June 10, 1956 Adaline married the love of her life, Charles "Chuck" A. Oxley.
Adaline was a speech therapist for 28 years in the Glen Ellyn School District in Illinois. After retiring in 1989, she and Chuck moved to Traverse City to be near family.
Together they were members of the Presbyterian Church. She was also a devoted member of Philanthropic Educational Organization and the National Sigma Sigma Sigma. In her spare time she loved to garden.
Adaline was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chuck; her oldest son, C.J. Oxley; and her brothers, Joe and Elbert Jr. Dougherty.
Adaline is survived by her son, Roger (Sandie) Oxley, of Louisville, Kentucky. Her memory lives on with her six grandchildren, Sarah and Matt Oxley, of Traverse City, JD (Jennifer), Justin (Kim), and Bricker Oxley, and Brittany Barnes of Louisville, Kentucky; and four great-grandchildren.
A visitation will take place Oct. 21, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Her final resting place will be at Linwood Cemetery with her husband.
Please sign Adaline's online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com
Published on October 17, 2017
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