Mary Oliver Spitler
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Mary Oliver Spitler
  • February 5, 1935 - May 3, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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Mary Oliver Spitler, 82, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia, died on May 3, 2017, at her home in Richmond, VA. She was born on February 5,1935, in Norfolk VA to George E. and Mary Louise (Oliver) Schraudt. Her marriage to Dr. N. Shreve Spitler ended in divorce. Mary Oliver is predeceased by her parents, George E. and Mary L. Schraudt of Richmond VA, and her son, David Spitler.

Mary Oliver went to high school at St. Gertrude's High School in Richmond, VA, and then went on to earn an associate's degree at Marymount College in Arlington, VA. She was a certified as a private investigator, a devout Catholic, devoted mother and grandmother. She loved to socialize at Chick-fil-A, read history books, watch the news and politics, and loved cats.

Survivors include her daughter Mary (Jackie) Kelly of Aldie, VA; two sons, Michael (Yumiko) Spitler of West Melbourne, FL, and Mark Spitler of Brentwood, TN; six grandchildren, Sean (Erin), Thomas, and Colleen Kelly of Aldie VA, Erika, Monika, and Jacob Spitler of West Melbourne FL; and great-granddaughter Claire Kelly.

Funeral service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA, on May 11, 2017 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Falls Church, VA. Murphy Funeral Homes are handling the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital https://www.stjude.org/ .

The family wishes to give a special note of thanks to Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Richmond, VA for providing much loving care and friendship to their Mother during the last few years of her life.