Nikki Christine Oakes

Feb. 26, 1977 – May 6, 2021


Nikki Christine Oakes, 44, of Tyrone, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of Diana K. Clark and the late Danny L. Oakes.

Surviving are her mother, Diana Myers of Tyrone; children, Abigayel Oakes of Tyrone and Elijah Peterson of Altoona; her uncle, the Rev. David N. Clark (Colleen) of Clear Spring, Md.; aunt, Penny Tibbs of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a sister, Kari E. (Donnie) Peterson; and an uncle, Randy Oakes and his wife, Joni.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, the Rev. Vance N. and Elva Madelyn (Boscom) Clark and Chalmer L. and Lorane E. (Angle) Oakes.

She was a 1995 graduate of Tyrone Area High School and a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tyrone. She was employed at Monarch Cleaning for many years. She was a loving and very spiritual person. She loved music, meditation and time with her family. She wanted us to celebrate her life, not just mourn her.

Friends will be received from 2 to the 4 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Derman Funeral Home Inc., with Deacon Jack Hoffer officiating.