Mina Annabelle Overton (nee Evans) of St. Louis, Missouri, entered into eternal rest suddenly Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
Mina is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 55 years, Richard A. Overton. Mina was born in St. Louis, Missouri and predeceased by her parents Omar Gerald, Sr., and Mina F. Evans (nee Wolf), and by her older brother Omar Gerald Evans, Jr.
She is survived by daughters Mina O. Nashan (Kevin); Whitney O. Langas (John); and her five grandchildren, Max Nashan and Miles Nashan of St. Louis, and Annabelle Langas, Thomas Langas and Aliza Langas of Chicago, her nephew Omar G. Evans, III., and her sister-in-law Patricia Ann Evans (nee Bernhardt).
Mina graduated from William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri. She met the love of her life, and she and Dick were married in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mina’s intelligence, entrepreneurial gifts and never ceasing desire to contribute to society resulted in the creation of two St. Louis-based businesses, a European children’s clothing store named Giraffe and Daffodils, and a day spa named Tres Jolie, located in Mason Woods Village. Mina trained at Clarins Skin Care Institute in Paris and Tres Jolie became one of the first spas in America to carry Clarins products. While exploring make up lines, Mina discovered a waterproof makeup designed for burn patients. Following her instinctual trait to give back, she traveled to San Francisco to obtain the line and be trained in its application. As a result, she worked with numerous burn patients to conceal their scars and build their confidence.
Mina loved life and all it had to offer. She held an insatiable enthusiasm for new adventures, meeting people, and more than anything, caring for other humans and animals. She provided her time and treasure to several charitable organization and clubs including: Community Alternatives, which merged into Places for People, where she supported mental health relief as a Board Member and dedicated Volunteer; Dress for Success, where she successfully guided disadvantaged women by providing interview prep through wardrobe and make up support; Stray Rescue, where she was an original Board Member and habitual dog mom; as a Stephen Minister, providing one-to-one care to those experiencing hardship; and as a member of Junior League and Treasurer of St. Louis Woman’s Club. Later in life, instead of lounging peacefully and reaping the rewards of retirement, Mina pursued a Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University. Her passion and compassion fueled her and blessed all around her.
While Mina was in perpetual motion, she forever had time for family and friends. Her home and heart were a forgiving refuge for longing souls and lost cats (and the occasional racoon!). Her Holiday table was set for guests unannounced, replete with food, drink and healthy conversation. Her door was always open, for her daughters’ friends – and friends of friends! Mina’s welcoming heart, cheerful demeanor and true ability to show how she cared has left a beauty mark on the world.
Mina was a loving wife, a devoted mother and a proud grandmother. One only has to look at her children and grandchildren to see the result of her love and influence. We will miss her so.
A visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, Missouri 63123, Wednesday, October 11, from 4 to 8 pm. Services will be held Thursday, October 12, at Hotchkiss Chapel, Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63115, at 10 am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Places for People or Stray Rescue.