MILAN—Mrs. Neva M. Oelke, 73, of 255 Hurd St., a resident of Milan for the past 52 years and currently treasurer of York township, died Thursday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor following a five-day illness.
She was born May 24, 1889, in Augusta township, the daughter of Adam and Nellie Fullerton.
She was married to Herman Oelke in Ypsilanti in Sept. 4, 1907.
They lived in Ypsilanti for a year and moved to a farm in Augusta township for two years. They moved into the village of Milan in 1910.
Mr. Oelke was York township supervisor for 15 years prior to his death in Dec. 2, 1948. Mrs. Oelke was appointed township supervisor by the York Township Board to fill the unexpired term of her husband following his death.
Long active in local Republican Party activities, Mrs. Oelke was elected York township treasurer in 1949. She had served in that capacity for the past 13 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Winifred) Cook of Milan; a son, Donald Oelke of Huron, O.; four granddaughters, two grandsons; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Brown of Whittaker and Mrs. Ella Wallace of Toledo, O. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Alice Berkley, who died May 18, 1962, and a brother, Roscoe Fullerton, who died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stevens & Bush Funeral Home of Milan, the Rev. William M. Hughes officiating.
Burial will be in Marble Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Association at the funeral home.