Oleva Mae Gainer

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 18, 2020

Oleva Mae Gainer, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020. She was born September 5, 1931 in Grantsville, WV, 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, OH, sister, Imogene (Euell) Hoskins of Parkersburg, WV, 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, 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 Corona Virus, there was no visitation. Private Memorial Service was held Friday, September 18, 2020 at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. W. Stephen Morse, officiated. Inurnment followed in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church at 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth PA 15037. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at

Originally published September 18, 2020.

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