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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Marjorie Lenore Overstreet

August 5, 1923May 19, 2020

Marjorie Lenore (Ford) Overstreet, 96, passed peacefully on May 19, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

Marge was born August 5,1923 in Salem, West Virginia, the seventh of ten children born to Eska P. Hutson Ford and Jesse Cleveland Ford. Marge loved sharing stories of the Ford family and her growing up years on their WV farm.

On September 17, 1942 she married Aaron Dale Overstreet, Sr. in West Union, WV. Following his graduation from Purdue University, Aaron’s career required many transfers as they raised their family. Marge made a warm, welcoming home everywhere they moved. Their first family residence was in Lafayette, IN; then Holland, MI; Knoxville, TN; Houston, TX; Oak Lawn, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Decatur, IL; and Dundee, FL. They made many lasting friendships along the way before retiring in Austin.

Marge was predeceased by Aaron, her husband of 65 years, and two grandsons, Rhett Ransdell and Ryan Ransdell. Survivors include her siblings Burnetta Ford Hoskinson, Velora Ford Howerton, and Udora Ford Keys; son Aaron D. Overstreet, Jr. (Pattie); daughters Deborah Ransdell and Sandra Overstreet Laney (Steve); sons Robert Overstreet (Becky) and Bruce Overstreet (Yvonne); nine grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

Marge was fondly referred to as Nana by her grandchildren and many other relatives, and by family friends who adopted her as their own. Revered by so many, Marge’s loving, caring, cheerful spirit will live on in their stories and lives for generations.

A small group of immediate family members will gather in Austin on May 26 for a graveside service at Cook-Walden / Forest Oaks. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be shared at CookWaldenForestOaks.com.

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Mary Johnson

May 24, 2020

Not only my favorite Aunt but one of my top favorite people I have ever known. Going to Austin to spend time with her was number one on my bucket list. Now I will just have to relish in the wonderful memories I have of the time I spent with Marge and my favorite Uncle Aaron. RIP my dear sweet Aunt that I would like to think was also my very good friend

Diane Huxford

May 24, 2020

My dad was Uncle Aaron’s brother and growing up we visited Aunt Margie and Uncle Aaron at many of their homes. I can remember looking forward to going to see them. Aunt Margie made everyone feel at home and loved. It has been a long time since I was able to visit her but knowing she was there was always a comfort. I will miss her deeply. RIP sweet lady!!!!

Love to all,
Diane

Dan Murch

May 23, 2020

"Mom" Overstreet was the most beautiful of people. She was welcoming and funny and great company and just a joy to be around. She allowed me to partake in several family outings, and for that I will eternally be grateful. This wonderful family knows that their matriarch was indeed a great and accomplished woman. Thank you all for allowing me to be part of some of your get-togethers, and know that I am a richer person for having known your mom and dad. They will both be missed! They, surely, don't make 'em like that any more. God bless, Dan Murch.

Bruce Overstreet

May 23, 2020

The best mother you could ask for. She was so good of a mother that we had to share her with many others that were touched by her love.

Love you always

Bruce

Charlene Hawkins

May 22, 2020

We moved next door to Marge and Aaron 21 years ago. They were warm and friendly and always a pleasure to sit and visit with. We always felt welcome to ask for advice or swap a jigsaw puzzle.

My last memory of Marge was sitting in her driveway and watching the Thunderbirds fly overhead.

All our love to the Overstreet children. Your parents lived long, full lives and raised wonderful children that they were proud of.

We will hold their memory in our hearts, Paul, Charlene, Kyra & Michaela Hawkins

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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