VAN OVEREN- Abraham VanOveren aged 78, entered into rest, Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Douglas, 951 Lyon st. N. E. Surviving are three sons, A. (Bud) VanOveren of Muskegon, E. Russell VanOveren, 1st sergeant with the armed forces in Australia; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Douglas of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Peter Leyn Dyke and Mrs. W.F. Wood, both of Flint, Mich. and Mrs N. Hunter of Elkhart, and eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Richard VanOveren of East Paris; a sister, Mrs. Frank Van Ysseldyke of Grand Rapids. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Van Hof Funeral Home where the body reposes. Interment in Fair Plains cemetery.
For the most part this obituary is accurate. The obituary states that there were three sons and only names two. Abraham had two sons with names as stated. The four daughters are correct. Mrs. Robert Douglas was his daughter, Ada May; Mrs Peter Leyn Dyke was his daughter, Nellie; Mrs. W.F. Wood was his daughter, Lois, and Mrs. N. Hunter was his daughter, Jeannie Martha. More research is needed to determine the name of his sister.
Kirk and I obtained a copy of this obituary when we were researching at Grand Rapids Public Library and of course, I did not write down the source information. It is from one of the Grand Rapids newspapers, around October 22, 1943.