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Doris A. Overholser


Doris A. Overholser, 91, of Flora, died at her home Friday, January 8, 2016. Doris was born to the late Clarence and Daisy Price Webb on February 28, 1924 in Frankfort, Indiana.
Doris married Max C. Overholser on August 29, 1943 in Bringhurst and he preceded her on April 14, 2010 after being married 66 years.
Doris was the Postmaster in Cutler for 20 years, retiring in 1988. During her marriage to Max she helped on the farm. Her and Max owned Cutler Café at one time. Her first job was working at the Frankfort Telephone Company, while her husband served our county during WWII in England.
Doris graduated in 1942 from Cutler High School. She was a past member of Ball Hill United Methodist Church, Home Ec Club, was active for many years bowling on a league in Delphi. She enjoyed quilting, reading, playing most any card game, and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Indiana Pacers fan
Surviving are three sons and daughter-in-law’s: Dennis and Jan Overholser of Texas, Gary and Renita Overholser of Cutler and Tom and Bev Overholser of Bringhurst. One brother and sister-in-law: Charles and Sue Webb of Cutler. Two sisters and a brother in-law: Ann Beisel of Rossville and Alma and Dick Eller of Bringhurst. Eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded by her parents, husband, infant siblings and three brothers.
Doris’s family will receive friends Tuesday 4-7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. A celebration of Doris’s life will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Ann Bingaman officiating. Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery near Cutler. Memorials may be given in Doris Overholser memory to American Cancer Society.


Condolences for the family 02

  • Holli Shannon

    January 11, 2016 6:03 pm ·

    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Doris. I will always have the great memory of her bright smile. Love to all.

  • Eric L. Mundell

    January 12, 2016 5:19 pm ·

    I’m writing specifically on my mother’s (Virginia L. Mundell’s) behalf. As a sister-in-law of Doris and a life-long friend, my mother has always stayed in touch with Doris and remained close through the years, so I know she’d like her friend’s “boys” to know that she sends sympathy and caring thoughts to them and their families. Doris often called, sent cards and cared in so many ways, checking in on Virginia (“Ginny”) and asking about *her* boys (my brother and me) as well. With weather and health concerns, it is unlikely she will attend the visitation and funeral, but she has been notably moved and saddened and will miss her dear friend and “sister.” I also wish to send my condolences, as I remember visiting Max and Doris’s farm as a young boy and recall the warmth and hospitality that they shared with me. It was a special place, so close to the mill and the covered bridge. A little corner of heaven. Take care. Our thoughts are with you.


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