Oleva M. Gainer
1931 - 2020
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Oleva Mae Gainer, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Grantsville, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Levi Franklin and Elfie (Barr) Fowler. She was the wife of the late Larry Glenn Gainer, who passed away in 1999. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the choir, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Oleva was a retired real estate agent and had worked for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn L. (James) D'Ottavio, of Robinson Township, Patrice (John) DeMarco, of Elizabeth Township, and Ellen Louise Gainer, of Whitehall; son, Ronald (Debby) Gainer, of North Huntingdon; brother, Foster Doyle Fowler, of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Imogene (Euell) Hoskins, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Trina (Chris) Preffer, Nicole (Mike) Sweeney, BreAnne (Gino) Sartori, John DeMarco, Colleen, Michael, Vincent and Carrie D'Ottavio, Samantha (Matthew) Generalovich, Danielle (Dom) DeCicco, Ajsha (Kyle) Kester, and Lee (Taryn) Thomas; great-grandchildren, Eli, Grace, Evelyn, Adelyn, George, Mila, Alexandra, Dominic, and Demi; sister-in-law, Dorothy Fowler, of Grantsville; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale, Glen, Edward, Duard, and Victor Fowler; and sisters, Geraldine Wallace, Madaline Moore and Velma McEndree. Due to the coronavirus, there was no visitation. Private memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. W. Stephen Morse officiated. Inurnment followed in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township, 412-751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, director. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church at 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

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September 20, 2020
Oleva was a wonderful lady. Meeting through church, she became a very dear acquaintance and it was always a joy to be around her. Patrice and family, I am so sorry for your loss. There is not doubt, Oleva is singing with the choir of angels in the heavenly realm RIP my friend. Very fond memories.
Connie Henrich
September 20, 2020
There is so much I could say about Aunt Oleva. She had great love for her family and was loved by those who knew her. What a legacy!
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