|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2008|
DESCENDANT OF FIVE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS: Mr. and Mrs. William Brewster, Richard Warren, Francis Cooke and John Cooke
3G GRANDDAUGHTER OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO CHRISTIAN FAST
FAMILY TRADITION SAYS SHE IS RELATED TO THE POET ROBERT BURNS
OBITUARY OF MARY LOU FAST OVERMIRE, by Laurence Overmire, Feb. 2008:
A descendant of five Mayflower passengers and Revolutionary War hero Christian Fast, Mary Louise was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on Feb. 16, 1925, to Irl and Anna Mary (Shriver) Fast.
She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and from Ohio Wesleyan in 1947. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
On June 27, 1945, she married U.S. Navy Ensign Ray E. Overmire Jr., who a month before had survived kamikaze attacks on the USS Bunker Hill off Okinawa. Ray served as executive director of the Lorain Family Y for many years.
Mary Lou taught home economics at Lorain High. She was active in church and civic affairs, serving as president of many organizations including the Lorain branch of American Association of University Women, Lakeland Women's Club, Lorain Wimodasis Club, Lorain Y-Wives and the Bristol Village Women's Club.
She was a member of Northminster United Presbyterian Church in Lorain and Grace United Methodist Church in Waverly.
She loved cats, enjoyed crafts and playing bridge and was an excellent seamstress who designed and made her own clothes.
Irl Fast (1893 - 1983)
Anna Mary Shriver Fast (1893 - 1968)
Raymond Edwin Overmire (1923 - 2008)*
"Likeable, Lovable, Beautiful Always"
Ridge Hill Memorial Park
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Jul 31, 2008
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