Mary O. Archer


Mary O. Archer, 93, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Waterford Place Health Campus. She was born to Walter and Birdie Overman on July 3, 1925, in Kokomo. Mary was a 1943 graduate of Kokomo High School, then went on to marry Ernest Archer Jr. on March 8, 1947. Mary spent her life dedicated to her husband of six weeks shy of 65 years. Ernest preceded her in passing on Jan. 29, 2012.
Mary retired from Delco GM after 30 years of service in 1984.
Mary enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with Ernest. The whole family loved to spend time outdoors and fish. She collected lead crystal at the many flea markets she visited. She bowled for the couple's league, and the women's leagues in Kokomo. She loved to gather with family at their yearly reunions. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary leaves behind her children, Steven (Suzanne) Archer, of Russiaville, and Sharon (Mack) Darling, of Missouri; sister, Ethel Richardson, of Missouri; brother-in-law, Ronald Archer, of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, Anthony, Adrian and Shane Darling, Stephenie Jones, Nicole Landau, Meghan Collins, Sean Landau, Morgan Lafey, and Branden Archer; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in passing by her husband, Ernest Archer Jr.; her parents, Walter and Birdie Overman; siblings, Nathan Overman, Jennie Sanders, Dorothy Overman, Alvin Overman, and Mildred Stoner; grandson, Judge Archer.
Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Ellers Mortuary, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., officiated by grandson, Pastor Anthony Darling. Mary will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Alzheimer's Association at, Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, to combat this terrible disease.
Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Waterford Place and Great Lakes Hospice. Visit to leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on May 14, 2019
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