PARSONS - Lida Mae (Wood) Overton, 89, of Parsons, passed away July 26, 2015, at Labette Health, two days before her 90th birthday, surrounded by loved ones.
Lida was born July 28, 1925, at Cawker City, a daughter of Samuel S. and Edith D. (Pearson) Wood.
She was raised in Stockton, graduated from Stockton High School and attended college at Hays.
She then taught in Neosho, Labette, Montgomery and Sedgewick Counties for 39 years. She was a member of the Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church at Newton. Survivors include: daughter Michelle (Don) Ruebke, Newton; daughters-in-law Michele Wood, Lander, Wy. and Sally Davis, Corona del Mar, Calif.; son-in-law Pastor Ray Nicodemus, Wichita; brother Richard W. (Betty) Wood, Pittsburg; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Mike Davis and Jon Dean Wood; one daughter, Christina Nicodemus; one sister, Edith June Durham and three brothers, Noel, John Sheldon and Dean Wood.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Richard W. Wood officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Galesburg.
Following the service the family will have lunch and will receive friends at the Wall Family Center at 2605 Main, Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church or to Gideons International. These may be left at the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com