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Rowena Joan Overpeck

August 1, 1925 October 7, 2019
Rowena Joan Overpeck
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ROCKVILLE- Rowena Joan Overpeck (pronounced Jo Ann) , 94, of Rockville, Indiana passed away at 3:10 pm Monday, October 7, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a retired schoolteacher teaching at Bridgeton, Rosedale and Riverton Parke Schools for 27 ½ years retiring in June 1987. She was born August 1, 1925 in Brazil, Indiana to the late Hugh W. Knoll and Ruth Mae Smith Knoll. Her husband of 57 years, Ivan Paul “Peck” Overpeck whom she married March 20, 1948 in Bloomington passed away July 20, 2005.

Survivors include one son, Steven P. Overpeck of Rockville; one daughter, Melinda (Doug) Alvey of Greenfield; two lifelong childhood friends, Beverly Hawkins and Lois Reel.

She was a graduate of Bridgeton High School attended Indiana University and received her A.B. and M.S. degree in education from Indiana State University. She was licensed to teach Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Biology and Health, teaching high school math her entire career. She was a member of Estabrook chapter Daughters of the Revolution, Rockville Women’s club, Parke-Vermillion and Indiana State Retired Teachers Associations, Civil War Round Table of West Central Indiana, lifetime member of Parke County Historical Society, and a charter member and past president of Covered Bridge Art Association. She helped organize and volunteered with the Parke Adult Tutoring Service. She enjoyed oil painting, genealogy and loved all animals, especially her cats.

Services will be 3:00 pm Monday, October 14, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard Street, Rockville. Burial will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Visitation is from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Monday at Gooch Funeral Home.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to Parke County Community Foundation, Ivan and Joan Overpeck Fund, PO Box 276, Rockville, Indiana 47872 or Parke-Vermillion Humane Society, PO Box 155, Clinton, IN 47842 in her memory.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Monday

14

Oct

1:00 PM 10/14/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/14/2019 3:00:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, IN 47872

Gooch Funeral Home
112 W. Howard St Rockville 47872 IN
United States

Service

Monday

14

Oct

3:00 PM 10/14/2019 3:00:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, IN 47872

Gooch Funeral Home
112 W. Howard St Rockville 47872 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Garden Cemetery Final Resting Place

U.S. Highway 41
Rockville, IN 47872

U.S. Highway 41 Rockville 47872 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parke County Community Foundation

115 N. Market St
Rockville, IN 47872
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