Wylodean Overton

Age 95, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away December 30, 2014.  She was born in Weakley Co., TN on June 21, 1919 to John and Susan Vera (Coats) Lane.

Wylodean and her husband, Jay, moved to Lansing in 1938 and together they owned and operated Colonial Cleaners.  She was the “Sweet Heart” of Lansing Commandry #25.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James W. “Jay” Overton on December 31, 2007; a son-in-law, Paul Jenks in 1996; and a daughter-in-law, Sue Overton in 1994.  Surviving are a daughter Jadeanne Jenks and son James D. Overton; grandchildren, Sue (Brad) Emerick, Paul (Modesta) Jenks, Mark (Kim) Jenks, Lori Breidenstein, Erik Overton; 8 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

A private interment will be held at Deepdale Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rehabilitation Center at Burcham Hills.  Arrangement by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Barry Greever
December 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Jadeanne and Jimmy………loving thoughts and prayers being sent your way. Aunt Wylodean held a special place in my heart. Many fond rememberances of times gone by.Love , Barry

Nancy Lane Sterling
January 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Jimmy and Jadeanne, I have so many warm and fun memories of our parents, planning and travelling …….always laughing. . There was never a dull moment when they were together. I looked forward to your mom’s and dad’s arrival with much anticipation. Such special people! Love to you and all the family during this time. Love, Nancy

Ladd and Pam Lane
January 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

Jimmy and Jadeanne…..much love and prayers to your family. So many happy memories of visits together in Jackson. So happy we were able to visit with you all in Lansing as well. Loving thoughts with you all during this time. Love, Pam and Ladd

Dick Middaugh
January 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Hey Jim,
Sorry to hear about your mom. I have a tree just like the one
she had at home in the living room. I put Christmas lights on mine
and I always can’t help but think about her when they’re on. If there
is anything you need give me a call. Dick

Scott & Cathy Gaylord
January 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Jadeanne and Jimmy…So sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Wylodean was one of my favorite people and I have fond memories of the times I was able to spend with her.


Scott & Cathy Gaylord

Dave White
January 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Jim, sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always a super nice lady.

Ken & Dianna (Capps) Trentham
January 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Jim and Jadeanne,
Aunt Wylodean was a delightful woman! She not only was my Aunt, but my friend as well. She was fun to be with. We always shared a lot of laughs when we were together or in our phone conversations across the miles. When we spoke on the phone, she never, ever failed to ask, How is Ken? Always thoughtful of others! We loved her positive attitude and her sharp mind. (She was my source of family history!) She will remain in my heart always. Ken and I loved her very much. Our love, thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May beautiful memories be a comfort to us all.

Love, Ken and Dianna


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