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Earl Dean Overmyer  

Earl Dean Overmyer Family

The line of Overmyer's date back to 1751 when L. G. Overmyer came to this country. Other generations to follow were George, Pere, Levi, Frank, and Anson Overmyer. Earl Dean Overmyer son of Anson, is the seventh generation.

On Decemebr 30, 1914, Earl Dean Overmyer was born to Letty (Savage) and Anson Overmyer. They lived in the lower floor wich was ground level in the back, with the store being on the second floor which was ground level to the front in the village of Maxinkuckee (now 18B Rdoad). The store was called "Anson Overmyer General Merchandise" Earl was born in this store. As a boy, Earl wo uld go with his father to Hibbard in a horse drawn dray to pick up fright. Hibbard had a large fright house and it was a direct route from Fort Wayne to Chicago, Illinois. Earl attended grade school in Maxcinkuckee, graduated from Culver High School and attended Athnoy Wayne Engineering Insitute.

On October 21, 1939 he married Helen L. O'Conner daughter of Lola Moore and Glen S. O'Conner born May 9, 1918. She was born in a private hospital in Plymouth which was later turned over to the city of Plymouth and then to the county and called Parkview. Helen's first six years were spent west of Culver and she remembers seeing wolves and many rattlesnakes. She graduated from Culver High School.

Helen and Earl built a small home in Maxinkuckee and three children were born: Lance A.; Thad J. ; and Suanne . After Susanne was born, they had to move to a larger home so they built on Academt Drive Road where their son TImothy D. was born . Again their home was crowded so they built a larger home three lots east on Academy Road. They lived there until 1971 and built their present home three miles north of Culver on 16th Road.

Earl had a plumbing and heating business in Culver and he had the first air conditioned shop in Culver which was around 1953. Earl and Helen ran the business until their eldest son Lance, came into the business in t962 and they ran it together until helen retired in 1980.

Their children all graduated from Culver High School and attended various colleges.

Lance, a business man married Lynn Stoffell who is the great-granddaughter of Peter Keller , one of Union townships first setllers. They have four children: Shelli ; Sally , Lance A. , and Amy .

Thad a dentist married Jane Cobb, a registered nurse and they live in Danville, Kentucky. They have three children: Mary Beth; Amanda and Michail .

Susanne a registered nurse marred Kean MacOwan and they live in Frankfort. They have two sons: Kean Eric and Matthew Webb . - - Tim is a salesman for Vanadco and his address is Plymouth - Mrs. Earl Eadn Overmyer."
Marshall County Historical Society, History of Marshall County Indiana - Sesquicentennial 1836-1986, The (1986 Taylor Publishing Co.), Pg. 336. "

Culver Citizen, Vol. 102 No. __ pg. 1 & 2, 1995.
Earl Dean Overmyer dies at 80

Earl Dean Overmyer, 80, 17575 16th B Rd., Culver Passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sept 29, in St.Joseph Medical Center, South Bend

Mr. Overmyer was a lifetime resident and owned and operated his own business in Culver for many years. He was a 1932 graduate of Culver Hellg School and attended technological school in Chicago.

He had been a member of Culver Lions Club, Culver Chamber of Commerce, Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows Lodge. He was the firt distric G governor of Loins Club and was president of the Indiana Loins Cancer Control Fund at Indiana University Medical School. They bought the first netatron and additional equipment at I.U> Medical School.

Mr. Overmyer was a meber of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Plymouth.

The son of Lettie Savage and Anson Overmyer he was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Culver . On Oct 21, 1939 in Elkhart, he married Helen L. O'Conner. - - She survives along with three sons, Lance Overmyer of Culver , Dr. Thad J. Overmyer of Daville, Ky, and Timothy D. Overmyer of Plymouth; his daughter Susanne McOwan of Frankfort, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two btohers.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcoppla Church with Rev.John E..."

Helen L. Overmyer

Pylmouth Pilot, J uly 22, 2013 ,
Culver Citizen, J uly 24, 2013

Helen Overmyer
May 9, 1918 - J uly 3, 2013

Culver — Helen L. Overmyer, 95, of Culver , passed away at 12 p.m. Wednesday, J uly 3, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, assisted living facility, in Plymouth.

Helen was born May 9, 1918, in Marshall County, to the late Glen and Lola (Moore) O’Connor. Helen became the bride of Earl Dean Overmyer, on Oct. 21, 1939, in a ceremony in Elkhart.

Earl preceded Helen in death Sept. 29, 1995.

They founded Overmyer’s Soft Water in Culver , now known as Overmyer Water in Culver and Plymouth.

Helen and Earl were longtime residents of Culver , where Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, bridge club, reading, swimming, and occasional ice skating. Helen was instrumental in organizing the EMS service in the Culver Community. She was a longtime member of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, in Plymouth, and was a past member of Tri Kappa.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Dr. Thad (Jane) Overmyer of Danville, Ky. and Tim Overmyer of Plymouth; her daughter, Suzanne (Kean) MacOwan of Frankfort; her daughter-in-law, Lynn Overmyer of Culver ; and her sister, Horty Menser of Pisgah Forest, N.C. Helen was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her eldest son, the former Fire Chief of Culver , Lance Overmyer; her beloved granddaughter, Sally Overmyer Bolt; and her brother, Jack O’Connor.

Helen requested that her earthly body be cremated and her urn placed beside the urn, of her husband Earl, in the columbarium at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, J uly 27, 2013 at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth..

Memorials may be given to: The Center for Hospice 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.

Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..

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