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Kathleen A. Gruver Olean, NY Kathleen A. Gruver, of 1504 Washington St., passed away peacefully Sunday (April 25, 2021) at the Olean General Hospital. Kathleen was a resident of The Pines of Machias for the past two years. Born October 25, 1945 in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of Donald and Sara Hefright Maynard. On August 5, 1967 in Smethport, PA she married Gary D. Gruver, her husband of 53 years who survives. Kathleen went to hair dressing school in DuBois, PA and practiced in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Arizona and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed water aerobics at the YMCA with her friends. In the accompanying picture in this obituary, notice Kathleen's joy of being in the open air with the wind blowing through her hair. She had a very strong faith, and served both as a Deacon and as an Elder for the First Presbyterian Church in Olean. She is survived by her husband Gary; her son Christopher Gruver of Olean; her daughter Michelle (Jason) Braymiller of Jamestown; 2 grandchildren Jordan Braymiller and Alexandria Braymiller, both of Jamestown; 1 sister Virginia Heimbach of Green Valley, AZ and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a son Gregg D. Gruver; her sisters Margaret Maynard and Donna Mack and her brothers Willis, John, Roger, Francis and Dennis Maynard. A memorial service will be held on Saturday (June 26, 2021) at 11am in the First Presbyterian Church in Olean. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Olean, 212 Laurens St., Olean, NY 14760 or to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 26, 2021
First Presbyterian Church
212 Laurens Street
Olean, New York, United States