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Louise Oakes

December 16, 1935 — April 13, 2024

Louise Oakes
December 16, 1935 - April 13, 2024

Louise age 88, of Rogers, AR, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 13, 2024. She had been admitted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO where she later departed due to complications from a broken leg.

Louise was born in Waldron, AR to Joe and Mae Hunt. She also had a younger sister named Glenda and graduated from Waldron High School. The family moved to California, where she had a child from a previous marriage named Ronnie Isenhower. After returning to Arkansas, she met and married Jack Oakes of Waldron and had two children, Michael and Bryan Oakes.

Louise was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, and grandmother. While in California she was a healthcare provider and later retired from Tyson Foods in Waldron. Most of her adult life was spent taking care of others. She loved gardening, cooking, collecting cookbooks, and spending time with her family and friends. She always looked forward to worship and fellowship at Charity Baptist Church in Rogers, AR.

Louise is preceded in death by her father, Joe Hunt; Mother, Mae Essman-Hunt; Sister, Glenda Hunt and her husband, Jack Oakes.

Louise is survived by a son Ronnie Isenhower and his wife Monika, of Fayetteville, AR; Michael R. Oakes of Rogers, AR; and Bryan Oakes, of West Fork, AR. She had six grandchildren: Cassie Isenhower-Coon (married to Andrew Coon); Julie Davis (married to Barney Davis); Jessica Isenhower; Kyle Oakes; Ryan Oakes; and Hannah Oakes.

Louise's pallbearers are Kyle Oakes, Ryan Oakes, Chris Brewster, Barney Davis, Ben Velasco and Sid Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Nix and Edward Avila.

Louise's celebration of life service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Kirk Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Louise's visitation will be Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
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