OVERBROOK – Mary Geneva Settles, 100, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away on Oct. 15, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born June 5, 1915, in Olmitz, Kan., to George Harper and Elizabeth Katherine (Hickey) Harper.
She grew up in rural Lane County, Kan., graduating from Healy High School, Healy, Kan., with the class of 1933. Mary lived in Healy through the dust storms of the 1930s, working at the local hardware store in Healy.
On April 17, 1941, Mary was united in marriage to Alwyn Cecil “Walt” Settles, in Sanford, Fla., where Walt was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During Walt’s time in the military they lived in a number of places, including Delaware, Pennsylvania, Garden City, Kan., Tacoma, Wash., Anchorage, Alaska, moving to Overbrook in 1957.