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Martha I. Overton

d. February 14, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009 from noon until service time at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jeffrey Mims.
Music provided by: special music by various soloists.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Timmy Letcher, Joseph Overton, Justin Overton, Joe Walker, Walter Salmon and James Andrea Salmon.

Martha I. (Bell) Overton passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Matha grew up in the Ashley, Missouri and attended Pike County schools. After her marriage to Sherman Overton, she worked for many years as a seamstress at the Bobby Brooks garment factory in Vandalia and the HTI Garment factory. Martha was a full-time homemaker and enjoyed as her hobbies cooking, fishing and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Vandalia for many years.

Born: June 27, 1934 in Ashley, Missouri the daughter of Herman and Sallie Marie (Parsons) Bell.

Married: Sherman Overton Jr. on May 11, 1956 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on September 7, 2007.

Survivors include: four sons: Wm. "Tony" and wife, Cathy Overton of Vandalia; Timothy W. Overton of Clayton, Missouri; Sherman III and wife, Twila Overton of Mexico, Missouri; Elmo L. Overton of Columbia, Missouri; two daughters: Mona and husband, Gregory Hale of Vandalia; Stephanie Terrell of Vandalia; four sisters: Mageline Tuggle of Van Nuys, California; Floretta Hendrix of University City, Missouri; Opal Elder of Bowling Green, Missouri and Shirley Willis also of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law: Pearline Bell of Peoria, Illinois; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, Sherman; two brothers: Everett Frederick Bell and Herman Eugene Bell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 314 S. Taylor Street, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

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