Kenneth Oliver

1937 - 2020

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Kenneth LaVern Oliver, 83, of Dunkirk, passed away on Friday night, November 13, 2020. He was born in Forest, Ohio on Feb. 26th, 1937 to the late Kenneth and Dorthy (Potts) Oliver. He married Zola Garnet (Nickell) Oliver on May 7th, 1960 and she survives. He is survived by his three children, Rhonda (Darrell) Buroker of Bluffton, Randy (Heather) Oliver of Mount Victory, and Cynthia (Dewayne) Weaver of Dunkirk. He is also survived by sister Viviane (Al) Berry of Marseilles, and Mary (Joe) Riale of Delaware. Preceded in death by sisters Janice (Bill) Harris of Kenton, Hilda Smith of Kenton, and brother Frank (Myrtle) Oliver of Upper Sandusky, half siblings Frieda (Ray) Weston of Marion, and Foy (Dorris). He is survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great grand children who he loved dearly. Kenneth was a brick mason and worked in tool and die, he retired from Rockwell after 32 years. In his retirement years he loved music and played guitar. He was hardworking and a skilled craftsman. Kenneth was devoted to his family and was present at all of his grandkids sporting events and other extra curricular activities. Kenneth was known for his warm smile and giving hugs to all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service (10:00am-12:00pm) at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church God in his memory. Online condolences can be shared by visiting Arrangements have been entrusted to CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Ada Full Gospel Church [Map]
    1047 SR 235
    Ada, Ohio 45810
    Saturday, November 21st 2020 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, November 21st 2020 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Ada Full Gospel Church [Map]
    1047 SR 235
    Ada, Ohio 45810

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church
    1047 S.R. 235
    Ada, Ohio 45810

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To : Garnet Oliver
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Joe Jolliff
Dear Garnet these things happen to soon!
It was on my heart last week to try to get over to see you but did not follow through.
In Christ Love
Joe and Carolyn Jolliff

To : Garnet
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Rick and Helen Miller
Garnet, I am so very sorry to hear if your loss. My prayers for comfort are with you and your family. Love and prayers.

To : Aunt Garnet
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Peggy Rickle
Uncle Ken was always my favorite uncle from as far as I can remember, I think it is because he was always so soft-spoken and willing to hug anyone who walked into the room. He always made you feel like you were someone special, always willing to talk to you and listen to what you had to say no matter how old you were. I will surely miss him. my love to you and the family. I know your hearts are broken because the love you had and shared together was nothing less then perfect. We love you all and will miss Uncle Ken deeply. May God give you all peace. πŸ’

To : Garnet Oliver Family
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Holmes Stine
You have my sympathy in this time of loss, may GOD BLESS YOU and give you and the family love.

To : Aunt Garnett
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Dave Nickell
I cannot tell you good it was to see You and Uncle Ken my last trip home. Rest assured that it seemed like everytime I would father it always seemed just after the three of you had been out somewhere. That meant so much to him but Ken was always there to help, whenever or whatever it was. You told me memories are forever and he will be with you always. Now it is time to let family take care of you. I will see you soon.

To : The Kenneth Oliver Family
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Marsha Gary Meade
We are truly sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We will miss him so very much. He was a very special, loving and truly wonderful person in our family. Always such a great smile to greet us. Always welcoming and heartfelt joy...we will always love him. Garnet we are so very sorry for your loss and love you. Praying for you and your healing. You have so many wonderful warm memories of a wonderful husband and father
We Love You So. God Bless You.

To : Heather and Randy and family
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Becky Larrabee
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this sad time. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

To : Lindsay Derrick and Leslie
Date :Wednesday, November 18th 2020
From : Larry Ritter
My condolences on your loss. You all three are in my thoughts and prayers as are the rest of your family. Love you guys!

To : Garnet and familu
Date :Thursday, November 19th 2020
From : Ron Frossie Dauer
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you πŸ™