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Miriam H. Overmiller

January 20, 1924 – October 17, 2014

Miriam H. Overmiller, age 90, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Born in Calvert, Maryland on January 20, 1924, Mrs. Overmiller was a daughter of the late Alden Harvey and Pearl Abrams Harvey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman L. Overmiller. Mrs. Overmiller is survived by her daughters, Gayle O. Smith (James) and Karen O. Anderson; sister, Ruth A. Kuhn; and a grandson, James A. Smith.

Services and interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Overmiller’s name may be sent to the Kingswood United Methodist Church, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Terri Jarrell, October 19, 2014

    Gayle, Karen, and family,

    I am so very sorry for your profound loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. Her smile and positive attitude were infectious and, no matter what my mood was when I walked in, I always left the house with a smile on my face. She and you all are in my prayers. God bless.

    Terri (P.T.)

    P.S. And I know with her cheering from Heaven, she will see to it that our Phillies turn it around.

    • Gayle Overmiller Smith, October 21, 2014


      Thank you so much for your kind words. As you know, mom always requested to have you as her therapist after hospital stays. She always enjoyed your visits and was quite fond of you as well. It has been difficult, but Karen and I have received tremendous support from our family and friends.
      Thank you for remembering my mom and I will always remember you and your devotion to the Phillies!
      Kind regards,

  2. Janice Harrison, October 19, 2014

    Gayle and Karen
    Although I never met your mother, I talked to her on the phone many times. I was a very close friend of Virginia Gregory. I bet they are having a great time catching up, while quilting. Your mother will enjoy hearing Virginia’s laugh again. Your mom was a fighter, that’s for sure, so you come from good stock. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Janice Harrison

    • Gayle Overmiller Smith, October 21, 2014

      Dear Janice,
      Thank you for remembering my mom. I am sure she and Virginia are having a wonderful reunion. I really enjoyed my lunches with Virginia and mom as they enjoyed each others company so much and boy could they laugh!
      It has been difficult for my sister and me but fortunately we have been given great support from our family and friends.
      Thank you again.
      Kind regards,

  3. Ron & Cathy White, October 20, 2014

    Sorry for you’r loss . We only knew her a few weeks while at Maner Care but enjoyed her company.

    • Karen Anderson, October 21, 2014

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Our mom has been in rehab 6 times – and in Manor Care many years ago – could you please let us know how you remembered her? We would like to add that to the wonderful memories we have of her life and are touched that you shared your condolences.

  4. Gene and Sandy Guernsey, October 22, 2014

    Gene and I are sadden for the loss of your mom. We have known her for many years. She was a wonderful person inside and out. Deeply sadden.

    • Karen Anderson, October 22, 2014

      Gene and Sandy – When mom called you, Gene was always there before mom could hang up the phone. She loved her home, and my sister and I are thankful he was always there to help whenever needed. Thanks for your kind thoughts.


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