Pearl Catherine (Wilsey) Overton, 94, born October 20, 1918 in New Harmony, Indiana to Leslie and Stella (Wheeler) Wilsey, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at New Harmonie Healthcare in New Harmony, Indiana.
Pearls’ favorite past time was cooking for her family, especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Any Sunday afternoon you could find her holding at least one of her loving babies and enjoying the rest.
Pearl was married to Harold Overton and they made their home in rural Griffin, Indiana. Harold passed away on April 23, 1997.
They were blessed with four children: Kenneth (Donna) Overton of New Harmony, Indiana, Marilyn (Dean) Straw of Johnson, Indiana, Carolyn (Eddie) Martin of Griffin, Indiana and Galen “Putt” (Maddy) Overton of Poseyville, Indiana.
Pearl is also survived by nine grandchildren: Randy (Norma) Straw, Tommy (Georgie) Straw, Karla Goodson, Diana (Donnie) Mathews, Kathy (Matthew) Hoehn, Scott (Kim) Martin, Shelly Martin, Gena (Justin) Morgan and Jeremy (Tara) Overton; 19 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and one brother: Charles Wilsey.
The family wishes to thank the staff of New Harmonie Healthcare and the staff of Vista Care Hospice for their loving support and care of Pearl.
Pearl was a member of the Griffin Christian Church. She was a very faithful wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She loved her flowers and enjoyed a garden. She was a very humble and loving lady, who will be greatly missed by her faithful family.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Werry Funeral Home, Poseyville Chapel with burial in the Poseyville Cemetery. Pastor Randy Bechtel and Pastor Doug Emberton officiating.
Visitation was from 4 – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Griffin Christian Church, 319 N Main Street, Griffin, Indiana 47616 and/or Harmony Chapel Church of the Nazarene 531 E. Steammill, New Harmony, Indiana 47631.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.