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Vera Marie (Somers) Overholt


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Vera Marie (Somers) Overholt Obituary
Overholt, Vera Marie (Somers)
Vera Marie (Sommers) Overholt, age 86, of Pinecraft, Sarasota, FL, entered into eternal joy on Monday, July 9, 2018, following an extended period of illness. She was known as mother, grandmother, friend,teacher, author, publisher, song writer, singer, Budget scribe, long-time resident of Pinecraft and owner of the small Anabaptist-Christian Bookstore and information center, located in Pinecraft. (She was also formerly known by many in the community as owner of Overholt's Fruit Market on Bahia Vista Street).
She was born November 20, 1931, in Hadley, PA, to the late John L. and Alta (Yoder) Sommers, the sixth of eleven children. She was a faithful wife to John J. Overholt (deceased in 2000), and was a wonderful mother to her surviving five children: Nathan (Janet) Overholt, Hannah (Mark) Chupp, Matthias (Sarah Ellen) Overholt, Abigail (Desmond) Berryman, Sarah (Marek) Alimowski. She dearly loved her 21 grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all. Some of her last words to her children were "I want to meet you all in Heaven!"
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 1001 Honore Ave. in Sarasota. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 15, at 10:00 am, also at Sunnyside, with the burial following in the church cemetery. There will be a men's chorus singing at 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend the visitation and memorial service. For those wishing to listen to a live recording of the memorial service, please call (712) 432-8773 and enter the pin, GLORY (45679).
For further questions: 941-365-1336. For a more details, including surviving siblings, please visit www.yourtraditionsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts would be preferred and appreciated, to help defray healthcare expenses due to her extended illness, and may be sent to P.O. Box 50602, Sarasota, FL 34232.
"I love the Lord with all my heart, He lives with me each day, His presence is so sweet to me, His will I will obey. Oh love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul and strength and mind, oh love the Lord with all your heart, rich blessings you will find." (Song written by Vera Overholt)
Published in Herald Tribune from July 10 to July 15, 2018
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