Dorothy Louise Overton, 77, of Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
A graveside memorial service was held Sept. 7 at the Donnellson Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson, with the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating.
Dorothy was born May 23, 1936, in Palo Alto, Calif., 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, where she participated in several activities, including basketball, drama and band.
After graduating from high school, Dorothy attended the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. She also worked several jobs before she got married, including a Younkers department store that was then located in downtown Iowa City.
On Aug. 11, 1962, Dorothy married Gene Overton, also from Donnellson, in Cedar Rapids.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gene of Iowa City; son Wes of Tiffin; son Mitch and daughter-in-law Lisa of Iowa City; granddaughter Sarah of Iowa City; sister Jo (Ron) Dunmire of Cedar Rapids; sister Jacquie Gioimo of Lacey, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Bob and Phyllis Overton of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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, IA 52625.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.