Viola Joyce Overton, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Henry and Emma Clara (Schewe) Weide, was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Palatine, Ill. She died April 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.
She was united in marriage to Davis Charles Overton on June 6, 1953, at Palatine, Ill. She spent her working years as a business manager for the Prairie Grove School District. She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend and she was active in the Garden Club of Horseshoe Bend and the Illinois Club of Horseshoe Bend.
She is survived by: a son, Jeff Overton of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; two sisters, Hazel Keisler of Palatine, Ill., and Sylvia Gintz of Palatine; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; parents; and son, Jay Adam Overton.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Memorials preferred to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend.