Oliver, Mary Jane  1953-2019

Mary Jane "Janie" Oliver of Maryville, Missouri passed away July 5, 2019 after a brief illness.

She was a retired nurse, loving homemaker, active participant in Convention of States and most importantly, a dedicated follower of the Christian faith. She attended Temple Baptist Church in Maryville.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Jean H. and Lucille (Monhart) Cross.

She is survived by: her husband, Richard Oliver and son, Jacob Oliver of Maryville; 3 siblings, Bonnie Nutt of College Station, Texas, Joe Cross of Arthur, Nebraska, and Judy(Jeff) Little of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janie was born in Ogallala, Nebraska in 1953 and grew up with her family in Arthur, Nebraska on a cattle ranch. Her fondest memories were of riding her horse, Princess, across the sand hills of western Nebraska.

After high school, Janie attended nursing school in Chadron, Nebraska graduating as an LPN. She received her RN degree in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was a dedicated and compassionate nurse specializing in critical and trauma care. Colleagues often sought her consult concerning patient care.

Janie was united in marriage to Richard A. Oliver on June 14, 1984 at Christ Church Episcopal in Rugby, Tennessee. The service was held at a small parish chapel in a picturesque Victorian village. The couple resided in Kingston, Tennessee for a time.

Janie enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, home decorating and had a love for animals. Her dedication to homeschooling and the care for her family were uppermost. She was a thoughtful giver and enjoyed a life of purpose. Making a positive difference in the lives of those she loved was her strength.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Temple Baptist Church, Maryville.

Services are under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home in Maryville.

In lieu of flowers donations to Temple Baptist Church in Maryville would be appreciated. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.