Dorothy Louise Overton
Dorothy Louise Overton, 77, Iowa City, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Donnellson Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson with the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Dorothy’s honor to Iowa City Hospice. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 56, Donnellson, Iowa 52625.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements.
She was born May 23, 1936, in Palo Alto, Calif., and was the daughter of Nicholas and Hazel (Schock) Sparsman. She moved to Donnellson with her family as a young child. She was a 1954 graduate of Donnellson High School.
After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. She also worked several jobs before she got married, including at a Younkers department store that was then located in downtown Iowa City.
On Aug. 11, 1962, she married Gene Overton.
She worked for several years in the Iowa City school district and later at Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant, where she was the day hostess.
She was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals. She enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, canning, cooking and baking. She especially cherished spending time with her granddaughter.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Wes of Tiffin, Mitch (Lisa) of Iowa City; one granddaughter; sisters, Jo (Ron) Dunmire of Cedar Rapids, andJacquie Gioimo of Lacey, Wash.
She is preceded in death by her parents.