Elizabeth Overstreet
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Elizabeth Overstreet
  • September 15, 1918 - January 17, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Elizabeth Burke Overstreet, affectionately named Aunt Peachy went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Peachy was born in Statesville, NC to Flake T. and Jim Dobbs Burke on September 15, 1918. Peachy received her Bachelor of Elementary Education from Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in 1939. She taught elementary school for 3 years and then entered the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and served 3 years during WWII and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Sometime after the war, she received her Masters of Education from New Mexico A&M. She eventually relocated to Fort Worth where she married Foy "Earl" Overstreet and began a long career with the Fort Worth ISD as an elementary teacher and principal. She was a member of South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Peachy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 8 siblings. She is survived by her sister Eulalia Phillips of Oakville, Ontario, Canada and many nieces and nephews from all over the US and Canada.

There will be a military service at the National Cemetery in Dallas, TX, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. If you wish to send flowers, please send them to Shannon Funeral Chapel at 6001 Rufe Snow Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76148. She was so proud of her education and love of ENMU. She set up the Dobbs-Burke Scholarship fund through the "Friends of Eastern" for those that wish to make a donation in her honor.

Arrangements under the direction of Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel, Fort Worth, TX.