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Addie Luthera Overton

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MANCHESTER -- Addie Luthera Overton of Manchester, died on July 28, 2003 at Equinox Terrrace in Manchester. Mrs. Overton was born in Lonetree, N.D., the third child of Erle C. and Ola Kendall Benson, on Aug. 17, 1906. She was predeceased by a sister, Erald in 1987 and two brothers, Kendall in 1914 and Maynard in 1988. She grew up in Manchester, attended Manchester schools, and graduated from Burr and Burton Seminary in 1923. She graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 1927, and taught music in Ohio and Vermont in schools and privately until her retirement.

In 1956 she married Richard C. Overton. They lived in Manchester permanently, except for spending academic years at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, until Mr. Overton’s retirement from the University in 1973.

Mrs. Overton is survived by a daughter, Meridale Jane Roberts, from her first marriage to Gerard William Knoop, who died in 1936; four grandchildren, Merilee Locke, Trevor Vasey, Jennifer Foshay, Sabra Jane Stephens; three great-grandsons, Thomas and Clayton Locke and Brandon Stephens; three great-granddaughters, Grace and Olivia Foshay, and Ashlee Stephens; 10 nieces and nephews; step-children, Alan D. Overton, Elisabeth C. Gordon, Edward B. Overton; step-grandchildren, Jay Overton, Danny Overton, Jennifer Overton, Andrea Gordon, Bruce Gordon, Timothy Overton; step-great-grandchildren Matthew, Kathryn, Katrina, Michael, Emme, Evan and Brandon Overton.

There will be a family graveside service at Factory Point Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of the Brewster Funeral Service in Manchester Center.

To find directions, or to offer e-mail condolences, contact us at www.nsm.org\covey .
Published in Bennington Banner on July 30, 2003
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