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William "Bill" Overfelt
(December 7, 1926 - April 16, 2013)

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William “Bill” Overfelt, of Madison, Missouri, passed away quietly in his sleep at Moberly Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at the age of 86. Bill is preceeded in death by his Father, Claude Overfelt, his Mother, Opal (Pollard) Overfelt, and his brothers, Robert Owen (Bob) and Darryl Wayne Overfelt. Bill is survived by his dedicated wife of 67 years, Norma Lee Overfelt. They were married in Kansas City, Kansas, in July of 1945. Bill is also survived by his 2 children, Mark Gerald Overfelt (Susan), of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Sara Lee Overfelt Johnson, of Austin, Texas, his sister, Virginia Sue (Overfelt) Rains, of Glendale, Arizona, and his brother, Donny Overfelt, of Kansas City, Kansas. Bill has 7 grand children, Becki King (Kyle), of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mark William Overfelt (Christa), of Kansas City, Missouri, Marty Overfelt (Shani), of Kansas City, Missouri, Luke Overfelt (Stephanie), of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rachel Brady (Ben), of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Leah VanDoremalen and Sarah Overfelt, both of Blue Springs, Missouri. Bill also has 24 great grand-children and 1 great, great grand-child, who all adored him very much. Bill was born in Duncan’s Bridge, Missouri, on December 7th, 1926. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, class of 1944. Soon after graduation, he joined the US Army and served his country honorably in World War II. While in the service, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Norma Lee Dechman. Shortly after his service in the military was completed, Bill went on to work for Western Electric as an installer, and was later promoted to District Manager and relocated to Austin, Texas. Bill worked for Western Electric for 35 years and retired in 1982. Bill very much enjoyed and was active in many sports throughout his life, especially baseball and fast-pitch softball. He coached various youth baseball teams within the KCK community as well. Bill was also an avid golfer well into his 70’s, and loved playing a few rounds with his grandson, Mark W. Overfelt, any chance he got. Bill attended church with his wife, Norma Lee, at London Heights Methodist Church, in KCK, for many years and later at Grace United Methodist Church in Madison, Missouri. Bill also enjoyed painting, arrowhead / rock hunting, fishing, telling stories about family (especially stories about him and his older brother, Bob) and most of all, hanging out with his many grandkids. There will be a visitation held at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris, MO; on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 5 to 7. The funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, in Madison, with Reverend Bonnie Sudsberry officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison, MO.


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