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Doris Overholser

August 30, 1927 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 93)


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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 30, 1927 to Beatrice Merle (Everhart) and Vern Francis Brown in Mount Ayr, Iowa.  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, Kansas.  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 (Janice) Overholser of New Market and Steven (Mary) Overholser of Powhatan, Virginia; four sisters Bertha Jezek; Janis Sabin, Evelyn Sickels and Donna Sickels; brother Vern "Bud" Brown; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Diagonal.

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Funeral Service


Open Visitation Without Family Present
January 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Graveside Service
January 13, 2021

10:30 AM
Diagonal Cemetery
County Hwy P33
Diagonal, IA 50845

January 13, 2021

Diagonal Cemetery
County Hwy P33
Diagonal, IA 50845

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