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Rupert-Durham Chapel
Thursday November 5th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mary Jayne Olivier

Mary Jayne Olivier, age 89 of Vicksburg, passed away on November 1, 2020. She was born on December 8, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Jay Arthur Bergers and Margaret Elizabeth (Munro) Bergers. Mary Jayne was married for 62 years to Willard Paul Olivier who preceded her in death on November 25, 2015. Mary Jayne had three brothers who teased and dearly loved her: Jay A (Rosalie)Bergers of Zephyr Hills, FL and two with whom she will be gloriously reunited: Paul (Doris) Bergers and Jon Bergers. She is survived by her exceptional children: Gay (Kevin) Olivier-Lilley of San Diego, CA, Wade (Karen) Olivier of Okemos, MI, Lila Olivier Dunn of South Bend, IN; amazing grandchildren: David Lilley, Warren (Shannon)Olivier, Grace Olivier, Andrew Dunn, and Jonathan Lilley. Additionally, she is survived by sister-in-law, the entertaining Susan Bergers of Grand Rapids and several delightful nieces and nephews. She was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene where she and her husband participated in many mission trips. She loved to travel, sing, read, and share her quick wit. She was quite a character! She enjoyed her job teaching in the English department at Grand Rapids Junior College. Family will not be present, but viewing time will be available on Thursday, November 5, from 4 pm - 7 pm for anyone who wishes to attend at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI. In lieu of a service, a memorial will be held on a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan ( https://www.hospiceswmi.org ) or Nazarene Missions International ( https://nazarene.org/who-we-are/organization/ministries/nazarene-missions-international ). While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Mary’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697. ***While at the funeral home please take proper COVID precautions by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. If attendance surpasses facility restrictions by the State of Michigan guidelines, you may be asked to wait before entering the building. Thank you for your understanding. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan ( https://www.hospiceswmi.org ) or Nazarene Missions International ( https://nazarene.org/who-we-are/organization/ministries/nazarene-missions-international ).

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Guestbook

My sister, Mary Jayne Olivier worked tirelessly in behalf of missions all of her life. She recently died at the age of 89. She and her husband, Willard, went on more than sixteen Work and Witness trips to many parts of the world. She loved the Lord and loved to be involved in missionary work! Jay A. Bergers, retired minister

Jay Bergers (entered by Gay) Nov 18 2020 8:23 PM

Mary Jayne was a good friend. We had some fun times in Single Seniors and went to lunch every December to celebrate our birthdays. She will be missed. Linda Laws

Linda Laws Nov 5 2020 4:44 PM

I wish u my sympathy and my u fell God's love . I well remember MaryJayne and Henry attending the Twp meeting every Monday evening. They tried to keep everyone on track! Carol Visser

Carol Visser Nov 5 2020 4:40 PM

Dear aunt Shorty, thanks for helping me raise my GPA in college by giving me a gooder grade. :grin: you are missed by your favorite nephew. :innocent::innocent:

Jon Bergers Jr Nov 5 2020 1:46 PM

I loved you Mary Jayne, the world was a better place for having you!

Asa Lakeman Nov 5 2020 9:26 AM

We are sorry for your loss, we will miss Mary Jayne. Our prayers are with her family. We know she enjoyed traveling, especially on her mission trips. We appreciated Mary Jayne and Willard as they were part of our team to Mozambique Africa several years ago. Now she and Willard can be together with Jesus. Russ and Ruth Payne

Ruth and Russ Payne Nov 4 2020 8:14 PM

We are saddened to hear that Mary Jayne has left us. We will miss her. She was one of our first contacts when we came to Indian Lake. Willard and Mary Jayne were walking and we joined them on their walk around the camp. They told us about the camp and became our friends & neighbor - right across the street from us. Will miss her dearly! Jim & Judy Stevens

Jim Stevens Nov 4 2020 11:14 AM

I enjoyed when Mary Jayne talked about something she was passionate about. She loved to share about Jesus, her missions trips, her children, grandchildren, she and Williard's travel adventures and teaching! Whenever she talked about these things that excited her so much she had a little twinkle in her eye as she spoke. I know the last few years have been very hard and I we are so happy to think about her heavenly reunion with Williard! I'm trying to be careful as I type bc we all know she was an ace proof reader :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. Enjoy eternity Mary Jayne...Pastor Dave and I are thrilled for you!

Kelly & Dave Downs Nov 4 2020 12:27 AM