Gerianne Houser Oakes, 76, of Elizabethtown, and formerly of Rutherford, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.
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Born in Hershey on April 23, 1942, she was the daughter of Carol Shope Houser of York and the late Ralph E. Houser, Jr.
Gerianne retired as a loan officer from the Pennsylvania Central Federal Credit Union. She was a 1960 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School. Passionate about giraffes, Gerianne had quite a large collection of them. She also enjoyed doing puzzles; but most of all, Gerianne found great joy in visiting with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Oakes, on June 10, 2001.
Gerianne is survived by two daughters, Cheryl L. Bobb wife of Dennis E. Bobb, Jr. of Hummelstown, and Lori A. Pereira widow of Alex Pereira of Hanover; one son, Larry S. Oakes husband of Danielle Serafini Oakes of Camp Hill; six grandchildren, Amanda L. Hanson wife of Randy of East Berlin, Matthew S. Bobb husband of Erin of Palmyra; Gabrielle A. Oakes and Donovan P. Oakes both of Camp Hill, and Hayden F. Pereira and Savannah G. Pereira both of Hanover; one great grandson, Liam F. Bobb of Palmyra; and two sisters, Patsy Williams wife of William of North Carolina, and Nancy Lucas wife of Steve of Etters.
Funeral service will be held Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc, 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. Timothy A. Nickel, Chaplain of Masonic Village Hospice, officiating. A private interment will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township. Viewing will be in the funeral home Monday from 10 AM until time of the service.
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Gerianne to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, PO Box 242406, Cleveland, OH 44104.