Marilynn A. Overly Fort Gratiot Marilynn A. Overly, age 89, of Fort Gratiot died Sunday, April 16, 2017 in her home after a long illness. She was born January 17, 1928 in Detroit and lived in the Port Huron area for over 50 years. She married James E. Overly on August 25, 1951 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1991. Marilynn was a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Education. She was an avid birder, golfer, and reader, and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her three sons and their families, Steven J. (Rose) Overly, Craig R. (Kelly) Overly, and Dr. Kris A. (Sandra) Overly, 7 grandchildren, Samantha (Matthew) Amore, Kevin Overly, Claire Overly, James Overly, Jonathan (Laura) Overly, Aaron (fiancé Jenna) Overly, Katherine Overly, and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon Haigh, and Janet (Bob) Smith, several nieces and nephews, and her longtime great friend and companion, Gary Martin. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald L. Haigh on January 24, 2011. A funeral service will take place at 11 AM Thursday at the Smith Family Funeral Home - North with The Rev. Max Amstutz officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 PM, and on Thursday one-hour before the service begins. Memorials may be made to the A.L.S. Association - Michigan Chapter. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com .
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