Edna L. Overholtz Edwards


Edna L. Overholtz Edwards, age 96 of Marine, IL, died Monday, November 07, 2016, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

She was born August 13, 1920, in Iberia, MO, the daughter of Frederick and Hattie (nee Derixson) Jarrett.

She married Andrew “Andy” L. Overholtz on 6/26/1937. He passed away 8/23/2000.
She later married Carl Edwards on July 08, 2001. He passed away 2/24/2006.

She was a member of First Christian Church-past Chairperson of Church Bd., Elder of the Church, former Sunday School Teacher; Church Women’s Fellowship of First Christian Church-past president; Church Women United-Marine-past president;Order of Eastern Star, Unity Chapter #403 -Marine-past Matron (1965, 1983 & 1993); Past Matron’s Club-#403; Eastern Star activities: appointed Grand Representative of Colorado in IL (1985) & appointed Grand Officer in 1986 – IL Order of Eastern Star; Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post #702-Marine; IL Homemakers’ Extension Federation; Marine Senior Citizen’s Club-past president.

Edna was born at Iberia (Miller County), Missouri; at age 3 she and her family moved to Granite City, IL where she grew up. Following her husband’s return from WWII, they moved to Marine. She attended beauty college in East Saint Louis; she opened her own shop in 1956 and retired as a Beautician in 1986. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and doing fancy work. In 1985 she was appointed the Representative of Colorado for Illinois and in 1986 was appointed Grand Warder for the State of Illinois – Order of Eastern Star. She traveled over 90,000 miles in assisting every Eastern Star Chapter in Illinois during her tenure. She had been a Girl Scout Leader when her daughter was young.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Sandra J. (Wayne) Gentry, Marine, IL
Granddaughter – Dawn R. (James) Dykes, Marine, IL
Granddaughter – Wendy L. (Significant Other Michael Mueller) Beel, East Carondelet, IL
Granddaughter – Amy F. Beel, East Carondelet, IL
Great Grandchild – Jesse A. (Melissa) Dykes, Marine, IL
Great Grandchild – Tyler Andrew S. Beel, East Carondelet, IL
Great Grandchild – Alexis N. Dykes, Marine, IL
Great Grandchild – Rylea P. Mueller, East Carondelet, IL
Great Grandchild – Mairah Blunk, Mt. Vernon, IL
Great Grandchild – Kaleb Blunk, KY
Step Great Grandchild – Isabell Mueller, MO
Step Great Grandchild – Michael Mueller, MO
Great Great Grandchild – Aiden Beel
Great Great Grandchild – Asher A. Gaunt
Great Great Grandchild – Baby Dykes (Anticipated 2017)
Great Great Grandchild – Matthew Gregory (Anticipated 2017)
Sister In-law – Sylvia Jarrett, Eldon, MO

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Frederick D. Jarrett died 1/15/1959
Mother – Hattie M. Jarrett, nee Derixson died 1/19/1956
Great Grandchild – Breanna L. Johnson died 10/4/2016
Brother – Victor F. Jarrett died 9/27/1978
Brother – F. Samuel Jarrett died 10/23/1922
Brother – Roy D. Jarrett died 1/29/1978
Brother – Earl C. Jarrett died 8/1/1957
Brother – Oney F. Jarrett died 1914
Brother – Rueben N. Jarrett died 10/3/1912
Sister – Maude Jolly died 7/23/1991
Sister – Minnie Jarrett died 1917
Half Sister – Opal Casey died 8/1/1913
Half Sister – Bertha Casey died 1908
First Husband – Andrew “Andy” Lodge Overholtz ( married 6/26/1937; died 8/23/2000)
Second Husband – Carl Edwards (married 7/8/2001; died 2/24/2006)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine, IL.

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