Diane K. Overton

Published 9:44 am Thursday, April 19, 2018

AHOSKIE, NC – Diane Krimmel Overton, age 71, passed away on April 17, 2018 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Overton was born in San Diego, CA, on February 1, 1947, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Ann Krimmel.  Diane was a graduate of Gloucester High School in New Jersey and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State. Diane was a loving mother who took considerable interest in her children and their activities, being an active member of the Parent/Teacher Association at Riverview School and Hertford County Middle School and serving as president for several years. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post 72, Ladies Auxiliary in Brooklawn, NJ.  Diane loved fishing, her friends and especially her family.  In the words of her children, “she was a woman full of love, and loved life”.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Diane is survived by her loving husband of over 45 years, James Lawrence Overton; three daughters, Diane O. Hale and husband, Joe of Murfreesboro, NC, Margaret Hernandez and husband, Tomas of Henderson, NC, and Kathleen Overton of Durham, NC; six sons, Jason Overton and wife, Rhonda of Ahoskie, NC, James L. Overton, Jr. of Ahoskie, NC, David Overton of Pittsburgh, PA, Jonathan Overton of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Daniel Overton and wife, Leigh of Harrellsville, NC, and James L. Overton, III of Ahoskie, NC;  two granddaughters, Cristina Hernandez, and Isabella Hernandez; two grandsons, Ethan Allen, and Aaron Overton; and a sister, Barbara Jean Krimmel of Cape May, NJ.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Father Michael Burbeck, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens of Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Cancer Society, ATT:  Hertford/Gates Relay for Life, 903B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search; then type Diane Overton.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Overton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.