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Dolores Jean Overton, Bowling Green, KY (1935-2016)

She was known to many Columbians for her association with the Columbia Church of Christ, where her late husband, Gene Overton, was the minister for many years. Dolores was known as "Ms. Blue" in the Bowling Green community because of her love of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Dolores Jean Overton passed away peacefully at Medical Center Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28th from 4pm to 8pmCT. The Funeral service will be Thursday, December 29th at 11amCT at the JC Kirby funeral home located at 820 Lovers Lane, Bowling Green, KY. Burial services will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

She was born October 12, 1935. Dolores was a member of the Greenwood Park Church of Christ. She attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. Dolores worked as the Secretary-Treasurer of the operations fleet of Browning Oil Company. Dolores was known as "Ms. Blue" in the Bowling Green community because of her love of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband Gene D. Overton, mother Inez M. Reynolds and father Paul S. Reynolds. She is survived by her children Leah Gayheart (Scott), Parker Colorado, Brent Overton, Huntsville, Alabama, Ivan Overton (Cathy), Bowling Green, KY, grandchildren Sam Gayheart, Holly Cannon (Tom), Brandon Overton (Lara), Benjamin Overton (David), Amy Overton, Ally Overton, great grandchildren, Evan Cannon, Parker Cannon, Kate Cannon and Grace Cannon.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Woodburn Church of Christ.

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Dolores Jean Overton, Bowling Green, KY (1935-2016)

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