Charlotte Jean (Slevin) Overmyer of Churchill, beloved wife and mother, died peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021, at Concordia of Fox Chapel at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Benfield (Ted) of Fort Mill, SC, and Dana Overmyer (Scott Workman) of Penn Hills; and granddaughters, Kate Benfield Dasher (Greg) and Julia Benfield Barnes (Doug). She also leaves behind her brother, Rand McFarland (Sharon); her sister, Kathy McFarland-Boden (William); and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Charlotte’s husband, Art, brother Bob Slevin and sister Martha McFarland-Keech preceded her in death.
Charlotte was born in Akron, OH, on June 3, 1934, to Charles and Beatrice (Keech) Slevin. Following her father's death, she moved with her family to Toledo when her step-dad, Robert McFarland, took a job with the railroad. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School and the University of Toledo with a degree in Home Economics. She and Art were married in 1954. After several moves with the US Navy and then to the University of Michigan, the couple settled in Churchill. They were active at Beulah Presbyterian Church. The family were very fortunate to have neighbors that were not only friends, but extended family. Charlotte worked at Pittsburgh National Bank, now PNC, as a teller and vault manager for 30 years, primarily at the Squirrel Hill branch.
Charlotte was active in Girl Scouting for many years, serving as troop leader and in many other capacities. She loved being outdoors, and her Scout troops were active in camping, canoeing, and adventure activities. Charlotte enjoyed cycling, and she and Art spent many years exploring Rails-to-Trails and other bikeways. Other interests included sewing, bridge, contra and swing dance, kayaking, and traveling. Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp (Fort Hill, PA) was the family vacation spot for over 40 years.
An avid gardener, Charlotte was a member of the Rockledge Garden Club for 24 years. She served as treasurer and looked forward each year to May Market. She and Dana were members of Phipps Conservatory.
Music was another passion, and the couple were season subscribers to the River City Brass Band. Charlotte loved listening to her brother and sisters perform in bands, concerts, and church. She enthusiastically encouraged her granddaughters as they learned to play piano, oboe, and percussion.
Charlotte will be remembered for her love of family, her enjoyment of cooking and baking for others, and her enthusiasm for outdoor activities. She will be greatly missed. Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, or the River City Brass. Charlotte will be laid to rest with her husband in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC.
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