Ora Ruth Olivett
Ora Ruth Olivett, 97, a resident of Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium, PA formerly of West Fourth Street, and the Grove House, died Monday, January 23, 2017, in Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA.
Born July 28, 1919 in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Orie and Hannah Fauver Conway. On October 9, 1940, in Emporium, she married C. Robert Olivett who died February 1, 2009.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Emporium High School. She was basically a homemaker but through the years had been employed by several Emporium businesses including McCrory’s 5&10 when she was a high school senior starting out at 25 cents an hour, Sylvania Electric tube assembly, Sam Olivett & Sons grocery before it closed in 1979, Cameron County elementary school cafeteria, and the Market Basket Bakery/Deli.
Mrs. Olivett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, took great pride in her family, and was always willing to help individuals & organizations when she could. Years ago she was involved with the PTA, was an active member of the Drum-Alongs auxiliary of the Bucktail Regiment Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps, and was a member of the ladies organization of the Cameron County Centennial.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert L. Olivett of Olean and William S. (Ellen) Olivett of Emporium; one daughter, Ruth A. (Randall) Metcalf of Emporium; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Patricia Olivett, a great grandson Aidan S. Umble, and 5 siblings, Ellen Brown, Blanche Gyurina, Joyce Erway, Mary Alexander and Jack Conway making her the last surviving member of the Emporium Conway family.
Visitations with memorial tribute will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 26 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral & Committal Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, Guy & Mary Felt Manor, or the Cameron County SPCA, all in Emporium.