Olive was preceded in death by her son Kirk (1990), her husband David (2011), all her siblings - Mary (Ed) Kinney, Marguerite (Edson) Gillette, Alice, Robert, and Frances (Evelyn), and nephew Michael Murphy. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Stephen), granddaughter Erin, and sister-in-law Shirley (Robert) Murphy, many nieces and nephews – including great, great, great nieces, and cousins.
Olive loved people well as she lived out her Christian faith. She blessed her family, friends, and her many care-givers with her gift of encouragement. One care-giver shared, “I never left Olive’s presence without feeling better about myself”. She was a courageous, hard worker achieving dreams for herself and encouraging her children to achieve theirs. Olive also loved dogs, particularly the family’s miniature dachshund, and working outside developing and maintaining their family’s large property.
Calling hours begin at 2pm on December 2 at Robert D. Gray funeral home in Skaneateles, NY. Rev. Andrew Kilpatrick, Jr. will be the officiant for the 3pm Funeral service, and the December 3, 11 am interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Skaneateles. A memorial service led by Rev. Wayne Wingfield will be held in the Pratt Chapel at Liberty Ridge in Lynchburg, VA on December 6 at 3pm.