Peggy Jolene (Millage) Oakey, 63, was called home to our Lord and died peacefully Sept. 29 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale.

She was born Oct. 5, 1953 in Champaign, Ill. to Verlin (“Bud”) and Alma Millage. She is survived by her husband, James; sisters, Marcia (William) Thornton, Beverly (David) Ford, and Kelli (Wade) Armentrout; 12 nephews and nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mrs. Oakey will be remembered as an avid singer, who sang with the international award-winning Scottsdale Chorus (Sweet Adelines). Besides her husband and family, her greatest joy was singing with her quartet, Twilight Express. She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, snow-skiing and being a “mother” to several cats throughout her life.

Cremation services were conducted by Menke Funeral Home in Sun City. A Celebration of Life service was held on Peggy’s birthday, Oct. 5, at the Reunion Community Church, 8153 W. Cactus Road, Peoria. Condolences and words of comfort may be shared with the family at