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Olive Mae Anderson

November 27, 1946 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Olive Anderson Obituary

Olive Mae Anderson, 77 of Salem went to heaven on Monday, January 8, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.  Olive was born November 27, 1946 in Shirley, WV, daughter of the late Robert C “Tip” and Lexie Gay Gaines Anderson. 

She was blessed with two daughters by the late Larry Dale Swiger. They are Stephanie Dale Swiger Moore and husband Dennis of Salem, and Casey Mae Swiger Robinson and husband Kris also of Salem; two step grandchildren, Byron Moore and Kelsey Moore; one brother, Robert E Anderson of New Martinsville; sisters-in-laws, Mildred Roy, of West Union, Shirley Anderson of Middlebourne, Pauletta Bonnell of West Union, Connie Darr of Flemington, and Barbara Anderson of Follansbee; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Olive is preceded in death by siblings, Violet L Lancaster (Rex Sr) of Colliers, Leslie C Anderson of Shirley, Esther M Vandruff (Raymond) of Shirley, Lewis R Anderson of Follansbee, and Charles E Anderson of Shirley; grandparents, Robert G and Ollie M Anderson, and Jessie and Alice Gaines.

Olive attended the Shirley Grade School and graduated from the old Tyler County High School in Middlebourne, Class of 1964 at the age of 17. She cleaned housed for people after school, worked in the Colliers Steel Mill in Colliers for 3 ½ years, the Bra Sewing Factory in West Union for 2 ½ years, the Blouse Sewing Factory in Pennsboro for 9 years, and was secretary of the Dilmur Oil company in Shirley for 6 years. She loved spending time with her two daughters, who she loved very very much.  She enjoyed quilting, hunting, working puzzle books, playing games with her girls and going buggy riding with her family. Olive was a friend to those in need and willing to help anyone. She also had a heart of gold. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. 

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home West Union, 212 Front Street West Union WV on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 10AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 2:00PM with Pastor Jeff Burnside officiating.  Interment will follow at Center Point Cemetery. Please wear tie-dye in honor of Olive. Online condolences may be sent to www.DavisFuneralHomeWestUnionWV.com.  Davis Funeral Home – West Union is honored to serve the Anderson/Swiger family.

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January 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home West Union
212 Front Street
West Union, WV 26456

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home West Union
212 Front Street
West Union, WV 26456


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