Ronald C. Oakley


CLINTON — Ronald C. Oakley, 81, of Clinton, passed away at 3:50 p.m. on June 28, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton.
Private graveside services will be conducted on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County Museum.
Ronald was born on January 3, 1939, in Weldon, Ill., the son of Lester and Eileen (Conn) Oakley. He married Rita L. Day on June 9, 1960, in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rita L. Oakley, Clinton; children, Bethany (Joseph) Mazza, Bloomington, and David Oakley, Clinton; and sister, Beverly (Wilbur) Basting, Anna, Ill.;  sister-in-law, Marylin Cushing, Decatur; brother-in-law, Robert Day, Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ronald was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church.  He was a lifelong farmer and had farmed one farm for over 70 years.  Ronald served on the DeWitt County Museum Board for 50 years, was a past Harp Township trustee, and a member of the DeWitt County . Co-op Elevator board.  He had an artistic talent for drawing and scrimshaw.  He loved to watch old western movies.
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