Lorene M. “Midge” Olive
Virden – Lorene (Midge) M. Olive 82 of Virden, IL passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.
She was born June 14, 1932 in Auburn, Illinois to Carlie and Waneta (Bradley) Van Huss. She married Fred J. Olive on August 6, 1954. Midge worked at Franklin Life Insurance Co, Marine Bank and the Virden Recorder retiring in 2005. She was an EMT on the Virden Ambulance for many years. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, traveling and eagle watching. She was a long time member of Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church. Midge and Fred celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August of 2014.
Surviving Midge is her husband Fred, daughters, Sheila (Rick) Goodwin, Cheryl Richardson, Cynthia (Glenn Murphy) Savoy, and Karen Olive. Grandchildren Tanya (Chris) Reighard, Jeremy (Jenilee) Goodwin, Kara (Damon) Marr, Courtney (Dean) Hixenbaugh, Candace Richardson, Rachael (Marvin Jarman) Savoy, Phillip (Cassy Hasara) Savoy, Kaden and Kaley Olive, Chris McCann, Stacey (Kerry) Kern and Debbie (Chad) Deathridge. Great Grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Samantha, Justus and Colben Reighard, Elayna, Annalise and Abigail Goodwin, Hudson and Kinsey Marr, Madison Richardson, Jeremiah and Rhema Hixenbaugh, Devin, Carsen and Brennen McCann, Josie, Parker and Mylie Deathridge. Midge is also survived by her sisters Helen (Tom) Rolando, Geraldine (John) Singer, Eileen Elston and Esther (Aaron) Brewer, her brother Jim (Mary) Van Huss, sisters-in-law Alta Van Huss and Doris Van Huss and brother-in-law Irv Henke. Preceding in death were her parents, brothers Charles, Tom, Jake and Bob, sisters Hallie Lair and Laurie Henke, son-in-law Jeff Savoy and grandson Jason Goodwin.
Visitation will be Tuesday February 17, 2015 from 4 to 8 pm at Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church Virden, IL with a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Terry Turner, Rev. Jeremy Goodwin and Rev. Tanya Reighard officiating. Organist: Shirley Mercer, Pianist, Molly Mauk. Pallbearers: Phillip Savoy, Chris Reighard, Jake Reighard, Matt Reighard, Marvin Jarman and Samantha Reighard with Honorary Pallbearers: Courtney Hixenbaugh, Candace Richardson, Rachael Savoy, Kara Marr, Kaden Olive, Kaley Olive, Justus Reighard, Colben Reighard and Madison Richardson. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to Missionary work of Rev. Jeremy Goodwin in Senegal, West Africa and the Virden Food Bank. To leave a coment for the family please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com.