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Amy Oliver

Funeral mass for Amy DeWitt Oliver of Cape Girardeau, was held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston. Father Rick Jones and Father Colby Elbert were celebrants. Interment followed at Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brandon DeWitt, Chris Jones, Christopher Jones, Oliver Jones, Daniel Killian, Graham McMullan, Scot McMullan and Witt McMullan. Arrangements were handled by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.

Amy, 51, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. She was born Sept. 16, 1970, in Cape Girardeau to Gary and Debi (Lawrence) DeWitt of Sikeston. She attended Sikeston High School. She then earned a bachelor of science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and went on to receive her master of business administration in healthcare administration from Tennessee State University.

On Dec. 31, 1997, she married Howard “Ethan” Oliver. After several moves, they made their home in Cape Girardeau.

Amy was a loving and devoted mother and wife. Her family was her whole life. She loved decorating her home. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially at Kentucky Lake.

She taught in the Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University. Amy and her family were members of St. Vincent De Paul Parish. She was an active cheer coach for St. Vincent De Paul School.

Survivors include her parents, Gary and Debi Dewitt of Sikeston, in-laws, Homer and Rosemary Oliver of Charleston, her husband, Howard “Ethan” Oliver, three daughters, Kathleen Oliver, Julianne Oliver and Charlotte Oliver, all of Cape Girardeau, sister, Lawren (Scot) McMullan of Sikes-ton, sisters-in-law, Debbie (Chip) Killian of Frierson, LA, and Rebecca (Chris) Jones of Memphis, TN, several nieces and nephews, Witt, Graham and Gray McMullan of Sikeston, Christopher, Oliver and Emma Rush Jones of Memphis, TN, Callie (Eddie) Taylor and Daniel (Tracy) Kil-lian, both of Bossier City, LA, and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School or a charity of your choosing.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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