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Mary Hoel (Olin)




Mary H. Olin

Feb. 8, 1922 - Jan. 10, 2007

ARGOS -- Mary H. (Hoel) Olin, 11982 S.R. 10, recently of Millers' Merry Manor in Plymouth, passed away peacefully with her family present.

Mary was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved to do needlework and travel with family.

She was married at the Congregational Christian Church in South Bend to Kenneth Reed Olin on December 21, 1940. Kenneth preceded her on October 25, 2005.

Mary was the eldest child of Edgar Lee and Esther (Grube) Hoel Farmer, born in South Bend, Indiana. She attended school in South Bend, where she graduated from Washington Clay High School in 1939.

Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Ann Olin (Dan) Snider; a son, Kenneth Lee (Barbara) Olin; two grandchildren, Russell Eric Olin Snider and Amy Marie Olin; three great-grandchildren, RJ, Caleb and Johanna Christine Rose Snider; and a brother, William Hoel of Camden, Michigan. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Daniel Snider; and her brother, Edgar Lee Hoel.

Mary always held her family as her top priority. She supported her husband, Kenneth, through his master's degree in education and his principal's and superintendent's licenses. She was a homemaker and was always there for her children, making them clothes and supporting their school and church activities. As an adult she was active and a lifetime member of the Methodist Church in Leiters Ford and Argos, Indiana.

Mary Olin's strongest talent was her sewing and her needlework. She was an excellent seamstress and made many clothes for her family, including her in-laws, grandchildren, and neighbors who were in need. She made altar cloths for the Argos United Methodist Church and many table runners and doilies for family and friends. Her top achievement was a hardanger piece that a friend talked her into entering in the Indiana State Fair. She won a blue ribbon and grand champion. She was surprised and proud.

She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir with her husband. She was in the Eastern Star and she and Ken supported many community activities.

Mary loved to go on camping trips with her husband and children each summer. She made friends easily and loved the camping atmosphere. After Ken retired, they enjoyed traveling with their GMS truck and Jayco camper all over North America. They were often joined by family and friends and spent three or four mothers each winter traveling to Texas, Arizona and California.

Visitation and memories may be shared at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 12. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in the Argos United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Vale officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 prior to the service. Burial will be at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church (Building Fund), Marshall County Center for Hospice and Palliative Care or to the American Cancer Society.

06/17/2022 DEC

South Bend Tribune

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