Harry Oxford

Mar 22nd, 1940 - Oct 3rd, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2018 10 am - 12 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2018 12 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Oct. 6th, 2018

Harry Oxford

Harry Oxford, age 78, of Marion, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family at 12:45pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Harry was born on March 22, 1940 in Hardin County, the son of Gilbert and Cora (Ralph) Oxford. He married Jane Avery in Johnston City on November 24, 1962. Together, they have shared fifty-five years of marriage. She survives in Marion.

Harry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his coffee buddies each morning and attending various activities involving his grandchildren. Harry was an avid sportsman and loved hunting. He owned teams of mules for many years and attended trail rides with them hooked to his covered wagon. A member of Cornerstone Church in Marion, he enjoyed going to church and sharing meals with family and friends. Harry was a member of the Scottish Rites in Chicago and a past Master of the Irving Blair Masonic Lodge in Chicago.

He will be missed by many that knew and loved him.

Survivors include his Wife – Jane Oxford of Marion

Daughter- Lisa and Doug Peebles of Marion

Daughter- Lana and Jim Lampe of O’Fallon, Missouri

Son- Matt Oxford of Fairmont, West Virginia

Five grandchildren- Dillon Peebles and Melanie Oliver of Marion

Ethan Peebles of Marion

Jamie Lampe of O’Fallon, Missouri

Danielle Lampe of O’Fallon, Missouri

Tanner Oxford of Fairmont, West Virginia

Great Grandson- Owen Peebles of Marion

Brother- David Oxford of Benton

Sister- Alma and Harold Gross of Belbrook, Ohio

Many Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers- Wink, Russell, Kenny, and Al Oxford, and two sisters- Wanda Cash and Betty Cash.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Michael Nave officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be held from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.





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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: William P Hess, Sr., DPM

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 4, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Harry was a wonderful person. We enjoyed him as a patient. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Mack,Fritzi and Family

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 5, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mack always enjoyed sharing coffee and all the stories with Harry at kB’s round table he was a wonderful man and friend.