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BLOOMINGTON — Mildrede Irene Oliver, of Bloomington, formerly of LeRoy, born on Sept. 15, 1934, died at 2 a.m. Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) at the age of 80. She died at the Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center under the care of OSF Hospice.

Mildrede was married to Charles R. Oliver and they had three children. Formerly of LeRoy, she had lived in Bloomington for the last several years. Mildrede owned and operated a beauty salon for several years in LeRoy and later worked for many businesses in Bloomington, including Care Management, Staley Truck City, Blain’s Farm and Fleet and Kroger. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eastern Star and Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Bloomington. Mildrede was an avid quilter and donated handmade quilts to the Crisis Nursery in Bloomington. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and boating.

She was preceded in death by her father, James L. Grammer; mother, Goldie W. Grammer; husband, Charles R. Oliver; brother, John R. Grammer; and sister, Mabel Y. Waldron.

Immediate survivors include her children, David R. Oliver, Alice I. Oliver Kerkering and James A. Oliver; her grandchildren, Sharine (Nicholas) Oliver-Biehl, Christopher C. (Christian Tellez) Shepherd, Erin M. Kerkering and Amber (Barry Jr.) Oliver Graning. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a niece and great-niece.

A memorial and graveside service will be held in the spring with a public announcement. Memorial donations may be made to the Crisis Nursery in Bloomington, Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Bloomington and OSF Hospice.

East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at

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