Olive Gearhart

Olive McKee Gearhart

1927 - 2020

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Age 93, died on February 1, 2020, surrounded by her family. In accordance with Olive’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will take place on February 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Genesee Gardens, 4495 Calkins Rd., Flint, MI 48532. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the DAV Chapter 3 for Veterans.

Olive was born in Bromyard, England on January 8, 1927, to Charles Mckee and Florence Goulding. During World War II, she met the love of her life, Jack, while he was serving in the United States Army. The two dated, became engaged, and moved to Michigan in October of 1946, to begin their lives together. On November 30, 1946, Olive and Jack were united in marriage. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Together, Olive and Jack loved to travel all over the world. They celebrated 65 years together before Jack sadly preceded her in death on August 23, 2012. In her free time, Olive loved tending to her garden, crafting, or shopping, decorating and volunteering at the Red Cross.

She is survived by her children: Lynne Gearhart and partner, Ruth Christian, Craig and wife, Julie, and Bradley Gearhart; grandchildren: Shay Gearhart, Nathan and wife, Karin Gearhart, Ashley Gearhart, and Courtney and husband, Jesse Stratman.

Olive was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, son, Allan Gearhart, five brothers, and two sisters.