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Marlene Catherine Overly, age 66, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend passed away at home on April 15, 2017 following a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Her strong will, her faith, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her though the many months of grueling chemotherapy. Throughout her fight, she never complained and was always full of strength and hope.
Marlene was born August 5, 1950, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Bernard and Ruther (Albers) Holthaus. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 1968. On August 5, 1972 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick, Ohio, Marlene married Charles David “Dave” Overly. Dave, also after a battle with cancer, preceded Marlene in death in 2007, shortly before they were to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.
Marlene is survived by her two loving children: Toni (and David) Gruber and Jason (and Amanda) Overly; five grandchildren: Shawn Menegigian, Ty Overly, Sarah Gruber, Emma Overly, and Sadie Overly; 15 siblings: Rosemary (and Marvin) Albers, Anna, OH; Bernard (and Bobbie) Holthaus, Sidney, OH; Dorothy Inman, Mesa, AZ; Carol (and Larry) Voisard, Ft. Loramie, OH; Fred Holthaus, Anna, OH; Marian Bensman, Russia, OH; Rick (and Deb) Holthaus, Anna, OH; Pat (and Mark) Wale, Celina, OH; Rita (and Allan) Wente, Minster, OH; Treva (and Rick) Monnier, Tipp City, OH; Mark (and Sharon) Holthaus, Anna, OH; Bill (and Deb) Holthaus, Anna, OH; Jerry Holthaus, Anna, OH; Margie (and Jerry) Gepfrey, Anna, OH; and Rob Holthaus, Anna, OH; and brother-in-law, Steve (and Judi) Overly, Vero Beach, FL.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Ann Holthaus and brother-in-law, John Bensman.
Marlene retired from Wells Fargo and attended St.Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. One of her greatest joys was spending time with (and spoiling) her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by many, as will her wonderful baking.
Information on services will be announced at a later date. Messages of condolences may be shared by visiting www.GeorgiaCremation.com . The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Hwy, Suite 202, Duluth, Georgia. (678) 584-0914