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Overton, Barbara (Paustian) 1944-2003


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Date: 2/24/2007 at 00:01:37

Barbara Joy Overton was born September 2, 1944 at Waterloo, Iowa to Milo and Florence (Starck) Paustian. Barbara received her education at North Tama High School at Traer, graduating in the Class of 1962. On April 20, 1963 she was united in marriage to Bruce A. Overton at the Zion Lutheran Church at Dysart. Barbara and Bruce made their home in Traer where Barbara assisted their new marriage by working at Brandt’s Food Fare and North Tama Schools while her husband attended college. In addition to raising her two sons, Barbara worked as a teller at the First Community Bank at Traer. She later took a leave of absence to assists her husband in starting their family funeral service. When their nephew, Shawn, joined the funeral home, Barbara returned to her career at the bank. After 1990 Barbara worked part time while she traveled with her husband as they went throughout Iowa and the nation representing funeral service. Barbara served as First Lady to the Iowa Funeral Directors in 1986-87 and to the National Funeral Directors Association in 1995-96. She will be remembered by many for her friendly and graceful manner. In recent years she has enjoyed traveling with her husband and her passions included her grandchildren, Alexander, Tyler, and Claire, her special niece Angie and her family, and her love of nature. Through her insistence hundred of trees were planted on their family farm as a soil and water conservation project, and her yard reflected that love as well. Barbara’s earthly life ended Sunday, January 19, 2003 at the age of 58 years, four months and 17 days. She will be missed by her husband Bruce of Traer, her two Sons and their wives & families, Blair, Whitney, Alexander & Tyler of Waterloo and Dr. Brent, Rachael, & Claire of Coralville, her mother Florence Paustian of Traer, her sister Mrs. Nancy (Tony) Hardister of Orlando Florida and her brother Steven (Lavonia) Paustian of Waterloo. Barbara was preceded in death by her father and granddaughter Susan Ellie.

In Loving Memory of
Barbara J. Overton

September 2, 1944 to January 19, 2003

Services: Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 10:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church, Dysart, Iowa
Clergy: Pastor Sara Akre
Eulogist: Robert Vandenbergh, Past President National Funeral Directors Assn.
Special Music
Carol Lorenzen, Deborah Arp and Mike Campbell

Casket Bearers:
Larry & Sandy Sheda Dwayne & Patty Spence
Richard & Mazy Lou Dahms John & Carol Berg
Jared & Jackie Powell. Kent & Judy Hoist
Sandra Whannel
Ruth Ohde
Robert & Bonnie Vandenbergh
Sumner & Jackie Brashears
Mike & Sue Newnam
Chuck & Kate Gass
Bill & Jenny Aaron
Flower Committee: Overton Family Funeral Home Staff

Following the committal service a luncheon will be held at Zion Lutheran Church.

Internment: Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa


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