OREGON – Vernie L. Overbey, 73, lifelong Oregon resident, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 7, 1945 in Oregon, the daughter of George and Margie (Nichols) Bowers.
Married to Larry Joe Overbey Sept. 5, 1964 in the First Baptist Church, Oregon; he died Jan. 19, 2017. Vernie attended Oregon Schools and was a former member of the First Baptist Church, Oregon. She worked at Kable News in Mount Morris and Dawson Subscription Services in Oregon. Vernie enjoyed bingo, Scrabble, reading, adult coloring, and doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles.
Survived by her son, Raymond Christopher (Jacqueline) Overbey of Rockford; grandson, Jonathan Overbey; and sister, Sue Ferguson of Mount Morris.
Also preceded in death by her parents; son, Martin Lee Overbey; two sisters; and a brother.
A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in Cornerstone Family Church in Byron with Pastor Chris Ausler, chaplain of Unity Hospice officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Vernie's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Epilepsy Foundation. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family