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Doris Geraldine Overholser, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Doris was born August 28, 1928 to Beatrice Merle (Everhart) and Vern Francis Brown in Mount Ayr, IA. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1946. Doris met the love of her life, William “Bill” Overholser, they were united in marriage on October 6, 1946 in Troy, KS. They decided to be farmers, buying the home farm where Bill was born. They lived there for 35 years. Three wonderful sons, Ronald, Gary and Steven grew up here. They loved the farm life.
Doris was a member of the United Church of Diagonal for many years. Doris was a homemaker and avid gardener. She always planted a very large garden with snow peas, carrots, potatoes, onions, sweet corn and many herbs. Doris was loved dearly by her family and many friends and will be missed.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents Vern and Beatrice Brown; husband, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Sue Overholser.
Left to cherish her memory are three sons: Ronald Overholser of Waukee, Gary (Janis) Overholser of New Market and Steven (Mary) Overholser of Powhatan, VA; four sisters, Bertha Jezek; Janis Sobotka, Evelyn Sickels and Donna Sickels; brother, Vern Brown; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal, IA.
Officiating will be Pastor Gwen Trullinger.
Songs will be “In The Garden” and “Waltz Of The Angels”.
Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal, IA.
Memorials are to the United Church of Diagonal, 400 Adams Street, Diagonal, IA 50845.

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