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1933 Ann 2022

Ann Overbeck

July 19, 1933 — January 28, 2022


Waynesville, Ann Louise Overbeck, born July 19,1933, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022.

The daughter of C.J. and Harriot West Overbeck, Ann grew up in Evanston, Illinois, where she attended Willard, Haven and Evanston Township High School.  She went to Cornell University and did graduate work at Smith College School for Social Work.  Her clinical social work career led to positions at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute in San Francisco, the Community Mental Health Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and faculty positions at Pennsylvania State University, Western Michigan University, Smith College, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Ann retired in 1995 to Waynesville, North Carolina, in the Smoky Mountains where she enjoyed family and friends, community volunteer work and world travel.

Ann is survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Whitsitt Overbeck; nephew, Richard Overbeck, and his children, Victoria and Trevor; niece Stephanie Orcutt, and her daughter Jessica.

No services are planned.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Harriot West Overbeck Endowment Fund at Smith College School of Social Work c/o Smith College Gift Accounting, Stoddard Annex, 23 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063 or; The Clarence J. Overbeck Endowment at Northwestern University, Alumni Relations and Development 1201 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60208 or; The Haywood County Public Library Foundation 678 Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786; Haywood County Meals on Wheels, 157 Paragon Parkway, Suite, 300, Clyde, NC 287821; or the Overbeck Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

The care of Mrs. Overbeck has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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