Wilma Joan “Ann” Oliver

WOOSTER– Wilma Joan “Ann” Oliver, 89, of Wooster went home to be with her husband and the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Columbus following a period of declining health. She was surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home.

She was born March 8, 1930 in Washingtonville, Ohio to Perry B. and Naomi G. (Beall) Grady. She then moved to the Wooster area in 1948 after her marriage to Robert E. Oliver on Nov. 20, 1948 in Washingtonville. He went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2002.

Ann had previously worked at the cosmetic counter at Buehlers in Orrville and as an office secretary for Millborne Mobile Manor in Apple Creek for 10 years.

She had previously belonged to the Crown Retiree Club in Wooster, was a member of the Highland Church of God in Wooster and belonged to the WWE (Widow & Widowers) Club at the church.

Ann enjoyed needlepoint, bird-watching, working on jigsaw puzzles, arts, crafts and playing dominoes, Canasta and Euchre with friends and family. She mostly loved spending time with her family and especially time with her many beloved grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Jeff L. (Vicki) Oliver of West Salem, Ohio, Sandy (Robert) Jessberger of Upper Arlington, Ohio and Cindy (Keith) Fry of Wooster; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Herman, Verona (Sam) Lippiatt and Marlene Grady, all of Salem, Ohio.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara; three grandchildren, Lonnie Smith, Robin Tucker and Angie Oliver; four brothers, Ralph, Wayne, Glenn and Hobart; two sisters, Helen Hartman and Barbara Headland; and her beloved feline companion “Simon.”

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive, Wooster. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the funeral home with Pastor Mark McCord officiating, followed by interment at Wooster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus OH 43214; or the American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas Texas 75231.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.custerglenn.com.

Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.


(Paid obituary)