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Mary Gottschalk (Overturf) - Class Of 1966

Mary Gottschalk (Overturf)

Mary Ann Gottschalk Overturf obituary, Versailles, KY

Mary Ann Gottschalk Overturf, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 6, 2024, at her home in Frankfort, with her sweetie by her side. Mary Ann was born September 7, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harry and Hazel Dietrich Gottschalk. Mary Ann had two older brothers, David (Eleanor) Gottschalk and Richard (Marlene) Gottschalk, who also preceded her in death. Mary Ann graduated from Lafayette High School, University of Kentucky, and Georgetown College.
Mary Ann married her beloved Kenneth Overturf in August 1969, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to Ken, Mary Ann will lovingly be remembered by her children, Michael Todd Overturf and Sandy Overturf (Erik) Sundberg; her four precious grands: Ethan, Emma, Sarah, and Sawyer Sundberg; and her sisters-in-law: Janice Overturf, Eleanor Gottschalk, and Marlene Gottschalk.
Mary Ann taught with Reading Camp – Episcopal Diocese of Lexington – from it's very beginning, helping 4th and 5th graders to read more fluently. She was a coordinator for 16 years in Central Kentucky for Project Linus, giving more than 36,000 blankets to sick or traumatized children. Mary Ann taught at Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort, from where she retired. She survived by seven years, esophageal cancer and developed leiomyosarcoma (one percent of one percent of all cancers) in May 2022. Mary Ann said that surviving these two cancers proved that she was an overachiever.
Mary Ann Overturf wants to be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, a woman of God, and a friend to a myriad of individuals.
Services for Mary Ann will be Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, Versailles, with Father Bruce Boss officiating. Mary Ann's cremains will be entered in her niche at St. John's following the service. Friends and family members are encouraged to leave messages of condolence and memories here on Mary Ann's tribute page.