Mary Oliver was born and raised in Montpelier, Ohio. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1978 and Kent State University in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, Ky and the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea.
Ms. Oliver started her career as a service officer in 1995 in Licking County (Newark, Ohio) and was promoted to Director of that office in 2000. She is an accredited service officer for the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the AMVETS, the Disabled American Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America. In December of 2010 she returned to her home county (Williams) to assume the position of Director/CVSO.
Her memberships in the veterans' organizations include life member of VFW Post 2489 where she serves as the Quartermaster, a PUFL member of American Legion Post 284, a life member of AMVETS Post 54, a life member of the Williams County DAV Chapter 83 and is a member of the Williams County Veterans Memorial Building. She is a Past 6th District Commander for the American Legion Department of Ohio.
Mary lives in Bryan, Ohio and has one daughter, Leah who lives in Lancaster, Ohio.