Obituaries Charles "Charlie" Overbaugh

Charles “Charlie” Overbaugh


Charles “Charlie” Overbaugh

June 30, 1938 – Dec. 4, 2020

BURLINGTON — Charles “Charlie” Overbaugh, Vassar, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington, after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.

He was born June 30, 1938, in Overbrook, the son of Fred and Beulah Warren Overbaugh. He lived most of his life in the Vassar community.

Charlie was raised working alongside his dad, at Overbaugh Garage, in Vassar. He was a talented carpenter and he built and remodeled many homes around the area for over 40 years.

He was a volunteer firefighter, became a captain and was on the fire department board of the Lyndon/Vassar Fire District 5 from 1986 to 2008. He was on the board of Osage Rural Water District 3 and managed the water plant for 20 years. He was a project leader for the Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H group for 11 years. He was especially proud of being Papa to his grandson, Wyatt and loved attending all of his school and 4-H events.

He married Sharon Cade July 15, 1967, in Quenemo. To this union three daughters were born, Janine, Jolene and Kristen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah; and two infant granddaughters, Gracie Renee Dorr and Emma Grace Dorr.

Charlie is survived by three daughters, Janine Dorr and husband, Dustin, Lebo, Jo Bethell and husband, Jeff, and Kris Overbaugh, all of Melvern; a grandson, Wyatt Dorr; Sharon Overbaugh, Vassar; two sisters, Mary Lou Glover, Burlingame, and Kary Sue Miller and husband, Jim, Hoisington; eight nieces and nephews; other relatives, countless friends and all of his coffee drinking buddies at Lamont Hill.

The public may come in to sign his register book and view Charlie’s displays 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to his grandsons Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, of Lebo, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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