Mary Ovre

March 12, 1918 - February 12, 2012


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.

Mary Ovre Mary Ann Ovre passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Sanford USD Medical Center with her children at her side.  Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Mary was born March 12, 1918 to Paul and Sarah (Kliensasser) Pullman in Freeman, SD. She was 93 years old.  She married John T. Ovre on August 28, 1941 in Dakota City, NE.  To this union 4 children were born: daughter- Betty Quien, Harrisburg, SD; sons-Johnnie (Karen) Ovre, Harrisburg, SD, Donald (Clayene) Ovre, Larchwood, IA and Jerry (Judy) Ovre, Sioux Falls, SD.

          Mary worked over 30 years at Canton Good Samaritan Society in food service.  She enjoyed playing cards, embroidering dish towels, making quilts, and her birthday and card clubs. 

          She is survived by her children; sister, Anna Tschetter, Bridgewater, SD; sister-in-law, Marge Pullman, Wolsey, SD; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1969; grandson, Andy Quien, in 1988; parents; and 4 brothers.

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  1. Dear Betty, Johnnie, Donald and Jerry,

    I grew up as your farm neighbor south of Canton and remember your Mom with warm thoughts. My recollections include the day we hitched our horse, Kiyi, to a wagon and went on a grand adventure on Grand Valley Road.

    My sympathies to of you all during this sad time. May your memories sustain you, always.

    Carol

  2. Dear Betty and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s sudden death. She was a very special lady who will be missed by many. I am still in the hospital, so I will not be able to attend the funeral.

    Love and Prayers, Wyona Hofer