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Abbi RyAnn Overholser, daughter of Tomie and Amanda Overholser was born May 2, 2007. Abbi passed away on November 25, 2022, at the age of 15 at the Ringgold County Hospital as a result of a car accident.
Abbi loved life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. She was always on the go and loved planning the next adventure with her family and friends. Abbi was good about including her brother, Brodie, as well as his friends in her plans. They all knew that as long as they let Abbi be in charge, they would all get along fine.
Some would call Abbi a “homebody” in a sense. She enjoyed time spent with her parents and brother, Brodie, but she was especially close to Grandpa Bill and Grandma Phyllis. If you were close to Abbi, then you’ve probably been to Grandma and Grandpa’s house as well. Abbi loved it when Uncle Adam’s family and Grandma T and Mike were all coming for a visit, and they could all spend time together. She had a special attachment to her youngest cousin, Kasen, along with all the “littles” she had in her life. As her grandparents aged and their health failed, Abbi alongside her mom, Amanda, faithfully were their caretakers. Abbi was a natural at caregiving and showed such compassion and patience in her work. We can only imagine the warm welcome Grandma and Grandpa gave her as she entered the gates of Heaven.
Abbi had a love of animals and anything outdoors. She had three horses named Oaklee, Sam and a colt named, Whittlee. Her dogs Blaze, Gunner, Beth and Wrangler were constant companions as well. Her dad, Tomie, and brother, Brodie, spent many hours farming and it wasn’t unusual for Abbi to ride along in the tractor with them for a while keeping them company. Abbi was always willing to help wherever she was needed.
Abbi will be missed terribly by her parents, Tomie and Amanda Overholser, and younger brother, Brodie; grandparents, Teresa (Mike) Crecelius; grandfather, Curt Jackson, grandparents, Curt (Deb) Wilkey; grandparents, Larry and Kim Overholser; uncle, Adam (Liz) Jackson, aunts, Katie Constant, Jennifer (Roy) Kramer, Jessica (Jesse) Shade, and special friends, Bradyn Cook and Lauren Burton. Abbi had numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and a large friendship circle that will greatly miss her smile and big personality.
We encourage everyone to “Live like Abbi” and make every moment count. She was always making new friendships and creating memories with family and friends. We will forever cherish the memories we have of our Abbi O. We encourage each of you to always feel welcome to share your memories and stories of Abbi with us. As we try to heal, hearing these memories and stories give us great comfort.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided on at a later date.
An open visitation will be held at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr on Wednesday, November 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Diagonal High School Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating.
Special songs included “Heart Like A Truck”, Jealous of the Angels” and “Give Heaven some Hell”.
Casketbearers are Brodie Overholser, Adam Jackson, Bradyn Cook, Nathan Cook, Wyatt Schlapia and Adam Schlapia.
The burial will be private in the Benton Cemetery.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

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