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Virginia Turpin Overstreet

July 30, 1928 - March 8, 2022

Virginia T. Overstreet was born on July 30th, 1928, in Bellevue. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise Key Summerson and Buford O. Turpin and her husband of 71 years, Lewis C. Overstreet as well as her two brothers, William K. Turpin, and Gene Turpin.

She is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne Overstreet and Jean Parker and her granddaughter, Katie Craig and her husband, Alex as well as great-granddaughter, Rylie Grace Craig.

Virginia was a teacher in the Bedford County School System for 37 years.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s honor to the American Cancer Society or Good Samaritan Hospice.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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Fondly remembering a dear paternal aunt who was always gracious and kind. My father loved you and spoke of you often when he was alive. (William Key Turpin) I know you loved our Lord and are in his tender care..pain and suffering have ended. Gratitude to Sue and Jean for their care!

Posted by Rebekah Turpin Trexler on March 15, 2022

I have fond memories of Virginia. She was a teacher at Bedford Elementary School when I was principal there in the 1980's. She was an excellent teacher who nurtured many children over the years. She was a caring friend to her colleagues, as well (one of those people you just don't forget!).

Posted by Margie (McMeans) Walthall on March 15, 2022

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