Born in McCoy, Va. to Marvin Isaac (Billy) McCoy and Margie Mae Croy McCoy, she was the second oldest of six children.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her in-laws, Paul Leddean Olinger and Clara Belle Landes Olinger Harman; her step-father-in-law, Thomas H. Harman; her husband of 51 years, Harry Conway Olinger; sisters and brothers-in-law Clarice (Judy) and Garvin Lindsey, Peggy and Ellison Price, and Norma and George Rutledge; a brother and sister-in-law Delwin Dale (Sonny) and Mary Jean Quesenberry McCoy; and brother-in-law Andy Snider.
Marguerite attended Centennial Christian Church in McCoy until she married and moved to Prices Fork where she then became a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Price’s Fork and later a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, which had formed from the merger of St. Mark’s (Prices Fork) and New St. Peter’s (Glade community)
At St. Mark’s and St. Michael, she taught Sunday school classes and sang in the choirs. Marguerite was also a member of the Prices Fork Grange, and for many years was found at the annual Prices Fork Fair escorting judges throughout entries to the fair for ribbons to be awarded, preparing and selling food, and, in her later years, watching over the entry displays.
Those left to cherish the memory of this great lady are her daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie Kay Olinger Graham and Denson Thomas Graham, and Terrie Mae Olinger Repass and Harry Wayne Repass; grandchildren Shawn Andrew Brown, Denson Travis Graham (Crystal), April Dawn Brown Cockram, and Kasey Leddean Graham (Pachouli); great-granddaughters Makayla Dayne Brown, Justyna Brown, Madelyn (Maddie) Mae Brown, Abigail (Abby) Rae Brown, and Lakyn Dawn Cockram; great-grandsons Dustin Potts (Lauren), Tanner Conway Brown and Dawson Andrew Brown; great-great granddaughter Lena Allen; step-grandchildren, Jessica Repass Plunkett and her husband, Todd, and Preston Repass; step-great-grandchildren Damein McPeak, Lena Hardin, Mackenzie Repass, and Laurel Repass; step-great-great-granddaughter Lena Allen; a sister, Mary Jo Snider Lindsey; and many nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends, and her St. Michael Church family.
Funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.