Vera M. Oliver

February 11, 1927 ‒ August 05, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Vera M. Oliver, age 90, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was born on February 11, 1927 in Fulda, Ohio the daughter of Ignatius and Eleanor (Schott) Miller. Vera retired in 1991as a drafts person for Sprint in Mansfield.

Vera enjoyed gardening and fishing. She was always starting a new project for her home and liked to be creative on her interior design work. Vera had a competitive nature about her and always enjoyed the challenge of playing anyone at Mexican Train in dominoes. She was an enthusiastic fan of baseball and the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees, but above all else, she enjoyed the quality time she spent with family and friends.

Vera is survived by her two daughters; Myra (Andrew) Rink of Traverse City, Michigan and Barbara Jo (Sherrill) Luce of Newark; two grandchildren, Nicole (Matt) Anderson and Wes (Heather) Luce; four great grandchildren, Marco and William Anderson, Seth and Collin Luce. She is also survived by her sister Marie Archer of Elyria, Ohio.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Oliver; a son, Paul Geoffrey Oliver; four brothers, Virgil Miller, Bernard Miller, Rupert Miller and Herman Miller; four sisters, Bernadette Miller, Coletta Estadt, Alberta Hall and Genevieve Saling.

The family will observe a private graveside service in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Vera M. Oliver.

Memorial contributions in Vera’s name may be made to Ariel Foundation Park in care of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

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  • May you find comfort in God’s love during this most difficult time. With our deepest sympathy.
    Art and Annette Ghiloni

  • Dear Myra and Barb, I was shocked and saddened to read of your mother’s passing. I regret that I had not been in touch with her since we had lunch this spring (so easy to let the days get away from you). She was a good neighbor and a good friend and I am glad that she was a part of my life, I regret that I will not get to say a formal good-bye to her, but I know this is the way she wanted it. Even though someone else now lives in her house, to me it will always be “Vera”s house” and I think of her whenever I look at it. I know from experience that losing your mother leaves a hole in your heart that nothing else will ever fill, but I know you are grateful to have had her in your life for so many years. I am thinking she is happy to be with Geoff and your father, and I am sure you think of them all being joyfully reunited. My sympathy to both of you in the loss of such a special person. Mary Alice Gordon

  • Sorry to see Vera died. I have know her for many years and always enjoyed her company. I was trying to find a day I could visit several friends at ESH and so sorry I didn’t make. I did see her in the fall and I will have that as a beautiful memory.

    God Bless you and know you had one great mother. Kay Bostic

  • It was a privilege to deliver books to Vera and we are so sorry for your loss.
    Outreach Services
    Public Library Of Mount Vernon and Knox Co.