The Woodward News

Obituaries

September 30, 2013

Elba W. Oliver

Woodward, Okla. — Elba W. Oliver, 89 year old former Fargo and May area resident, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her daughters home in Edmond. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bill Tindell officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Elba Wilmazo Oliver was born on May 10, 1924 at East Bonne Terre, Missouri to Willie W. and Alice S. (Ashbridge) Politte. She attended school at Bonne Terre until seventh grade and later graduated from Fargo High School. On August 6, 1942 Elba was united in marriage to Dale A. McQuiston at St. Louis, Missouri. To this union two daughters were born: Dale Alice and Sandra Lee. After their marriage, she worked in a defense plant, a sewing machine company, laundry and drugstore in several different cities as her husband served in the military service. Elba was then married to Lloyd W. Oliver on February 6, 1948 at Pevely, Missouri. Five children were born to this union: Phillip Ray, Kenneth Kay, Kelly Jay, Michael Day and Robin Faye. She lived in ten different states before coming to Oklahoma for the first time in 1948. In her early years she belonged to the Northwest Work and Play Extension Club, was a Scout Den Mother, and the Women’s Fire Artillery. Elba spent around 10 years at the Van Dorn place, 23 years at the Oliver place, and resided at Edmond, Ok with Robin for 10 years. While living in Oklahoma she worked at a hospital and cared for several elderly people for many years. She opened her home to 17 foster children. Elba enjoyed the duties of a mother and a wife and always found time for her family. She liked to do crocheting, knitting and taking pictures of her family. She always made sure you were greeted and left with a hug and a kiss.

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