Oakley — 50th
MATTOON -- Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Kathy Oakley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21. Their children would like to honor this occasion with a card shower from friends and family.
Thomas Edward Oakley and Kathryn Marie Swanson were married Dec. 21, 1968, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Paxton by the Rev. Allan Johnson. On this day, the bride and groom and their guests were greeted by an ice storm as they left the church. They were attended by Donnie Rowe of Kansas and Linda Alley of Metamora.
They are the parents of Joshua (Jasmine) Oakley of Dewitt, Mich., and Keli (Matt) Skripsky of Mattoon. They also have two grandchildren.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Oakley are retired teachers from the Mattoon Community No. 2 School District. Mr. Oakley also coached high school track and soccer. He began the MHS soccer program in 1986.
They reside at 2421 Dakota Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Cards may be sent to them at P.O. Box 354 Mattoon, IL 61938 -- c/o Skripsky.