Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 20, 2013

Mary Overturf


MT. VERNON — — Mary “Lou” Overturf, 87, of Ewing, passed away at 4:15  Feb. 16, 2013, at Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton.

She was born July 4, 1925, in Geneva, the daughter of Clarence Harley “Sam” and Allie (Lunsford) Neal.

She married Glan J. “Bud” Overturf on Oct. 13, 1941, when both were 16-years-old. They were happily married for 54 years and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1996. They grew up in the same farming community, and his grandparents, who were neighbors, also told her they hoped Bud would marry her when he grew up.

She loved her family and surprised them often with pies, cookies, fudge and chicken and dumplings, her favorite things to make. She loved gardening, flowers and sewing. She joined Frisco Baptist Church May 19, 1940. She said she was saved right before dinner and baptized right after dinner, and they “took me to the water's edge.”

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Sink and husband Ronnie of Macedonia; son, Denny Overturf and wife Phyllis of Benton; grandchildren, Christopher Sink and wife Lori of Macedonia, Jennifer Webster and husband Kevin of Macedonia, Adam Overturf and wife Angie of St. David, Ariz., Doug Overturf and wife Megan of Marion, Jessica Conley and husband Dan of Walkersville, Md., Alexandria “Alex” Cummings and husband Sean of Phoenix, Sarah Phipps and husband Robert of DuQuoin, and Ashley Eichhorn of Pinckneyville; and great-grandchildren Alison, Emma, Ryan, Logan, Haley, Kelsie, Sadie, Jacob, Gabbie, Skyler, Hayley, Grace, Anna, Carley and Molly, who will soon be born to Doug and Megan Overturf.

Mrs. Overturf was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Jesse Neal, and great-granddaughter Olivia Overturf.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Morton-Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the funeral service following and burial at the Thurmond Cemetery in Ewing.