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Eddie Overholser

Eddie Eugene Overholser was born to Forest and Lucille (Coverdell) Overholser on June 29th, 1949 at their home near Shannon City, Iowa. He was called home to be with the Lord on March 19th, 2016. Eddie graduated high school in 1968 from Mt. Ayr High School. He then went to work for Wilbur and Cleo Lynch farming for several years. Eddie was united in marriage to Jan Johnson on June 5th, 1971. Jan was tragically killed in a car accident on September 13th, 1971. He later went to work for Best Refrigerator driving a semi coast to coast. Eddie suffered from a debilitating stroke in 1982 and lived with his mother so she could care for him. Eddie entered Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr in July of 1992. He quickly became friends with Rich Routh and Rich would often take Eddie uptown to activities. Eddie enjoyed helping his Dad care for their horse and attending parades. He especially loved attending Clearfield's 4th of July celebrations. Eddie had the pleasure of having several nieces and a nephew care for him while he lived at Clearview.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jan; parents Forest and Lucille Overholser; grandparents, Faye and Jeannittie Coverdell and Samuel and Leona Overholser; uncles Dannie, Harold and Kenneth Coverdell and Dean Overholser. Those left to cherish Eddie's memory include sister, Carolyn Reeve, brother, Jerry (Peggy) Overholser, sister, Jeanette (Roger) Todd, brother, Larry (Kim) Overholser, sister, Sherry Overholser; nieces and nephews, Steve (Sharyl) Reeve, Brenda (Sheldon) Comer, Janet Reeve, Lesa (John) Darrah, Katie Constant, Jacob Todd, Rachel (Jason) Worthington, Jeffrey Overholser, Tomie (Amanda) Overholser, Ryan (Cassie) Noble, Stephanie Todd, Jessica (Jesse) Shade, Sonya (Cody) Tharp, Jennifer Overholser, Jessa Ely; aunt, Nellie (Larry) Loury, and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

  • Open Viewing

    March 22, 2016
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    March 22, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    March 23, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday March 23 2016

    Benton Cemetery

    Benton, IA


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Guestbook

So sorry to hear of Eddie''s passing. He had a gentle soul & I''m sure he''ll be missed by those close to him. God''s blessings to his family.

Posted by Lila Bradley - Colorado Springs, CO - Classmate   April 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Eddie, A kind and gentle man.

Posted by STEVE CALDWELL - Eldridge, MO - Classmate   March 31, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Eddie. When I was a littl kid, you used to come to Leona''s house next door to mom and dad''s house, that directly across the street from where I now love in Florence''s old house. Lol. Mom passed just like a day before you did, so u may see her on the the way. Tell her we r doin alright and we miss her. And dad got her RV to the house today. I remember Eddie and I and sometimes Danny and Charlotte would walk around Leona''s yard and talk all the time. Lol.

Posted by Robert Fletcher - Diagonal, IA - Friend   March 24, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

God''s speed Eddie. Will miss your orneriness and smiles.

Posted by Penny Hymbaugh - Mt Ayr, IA - Friend   March 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry fir your loss, eddie was always very nice ti me and loved to pick on me when i was part of that family

Posted by Rossica hobson - Ankeny   March 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM