Mary "Esther" Oliver
age 94, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Festus, Missouri. She was born in Herculaneum, Missouri June 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Rebecca Elizabeth (nee Craig) and Frank Burgan.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Russell A. Oliver, Sr.; son Russell A. Oliver, Jr.; sisters Thelma Mae Burgan, Rebecca Elizabeth Long, Dolly Marie Chotrow, and Ethel Bernice Huskey; and brothers Joseph Francis Burgan, Elvin Monroe Burgan, William Deirward Burgan, Albert Nathaniel Burgan, Louis Emanuel Burgan, Charles Robert Burgan, and Everett Lee Burgan.
She is survived by daughters Mary Esther Uding of Festus, and Linda Jean (David) Dyle of Festus; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Festus; worked at the Pittsburg Plate Glass plant in Crystal City, Missouri during the Korean War; and retired as a daycare worker for the Second Baptist Church Daycare in Festus. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering, drawing, cooking, shopping, and dining out.
Visitation from 1:00 P.M. until the time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Rev. Randy Casey. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials in her memory are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.