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Elizabeth 'Liz' Oilar

July 9, 1959 — October 16, 2014

Elizabeth 'Liz' Oilar

Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Oilar, the second term clerk-treasurer of Monticello, passed away at 9:43 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at IU Health Methodist, Indianapolis. Just 55, Liz died from brain cancer after a short and courageous fight. Liz was the brightest candle and tragically burnt out before her time. Her commitment and service to Monticello is unmatched and heralded across the state. Liz was born on July 9, 1959, to James W. and Marjorie J. (Cauble) Quackenbush, who both survive. On Feb. 24, 1979, she married Tom Oilar at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello. He survives. Liz was a 1977 graduate of Twin Lakes High School. She was elected Clerk-Treasurer of Monticello in 2007. She was a certified municipal clerk and was working towards becoming a Master Municipal Clerk. Liz took her fiduciary responsibilities as the city's fiscal agent seriously and acted with the utmost professionalism. She was member of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerk Treasurers, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and on the Board of Directors of Indiana Association of City and Towns Medical Trust. She served and played a vital role on Mayor Ken Houston's Advisory Council for Americans with Disability Act. Liz was a member of the Monticello Rotary Club and served as 2014 President until her diagnosis forced a medical leave of absence. She was also a member of the United Way Board of Directors, Beta Sigma Phi service sorority and was a supporter of the Legacy Paver Project and Constitution Plaza. One of Liz's proudest accomplishments was the Rotary Cardboard Boat Regatta. Indiana Beach played a significant role in her life. Growing up, Liz often visited her father and grandfather who both worked there. Her first job was at Indiana Beach and later in life she owned Luigi's Italian Sandwiches with her husband Tom. Liz's greatest joy in life was her family. Her marriage to Tom serves as a shining example of endless love and commitment. They enjoyed 35 wonderful years together. She is survived by their three devoted children: Amy (Garry) Foster of Monticello, Jill (Andy) Cocanower of Monticello, and Tommy (girlfriend Chelsey) of Clay City, Illinois. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Chloe, Lilly and Caleb Foster and Adeline, Katelyn and Jack Cocanower. Surviving along with her husband, children and parents she is survived by one sister, Alicia (Jim) Wright of Monticello, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Bob "Red" and Grace Oilar of Monticello. Four nephews and two nieces also survive her. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph W. Quackenbush and James W. Quackenbush, Jr. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Houser of Life Song Church officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Monticello Rotary Club for parks projects with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Visitation Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home

Monday, October 20, 2014

02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

202 S. Illinois St.Monticello, IN 47960
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10:00 AM

202 S. Illinois St.Monticello, IN 47960
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