John H. Overholt


John H. Overholt, 76, of Urbana, passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

He was born in Champaign County on July 18, 1938, to the late Clarence D. and Mabel F. Hostetler Overholt. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Overholt.

On Nov. 25, 1961, he married the former Jeneane Frazier in Champaign County and she survives, along with their children, Melinda (Doug) Mason and Jack (Jennifer) Overholt, both of Urbana; grandchildren, Tiffany Elliott and Ashley, Derrick and Katie Overholt; great-grandchild, Corbin Clapsaddle; sisters, Irene Kauffman and Lois Overholt, both of West Liberty, Ann (Charles) Mellott of Springfield and Emily Overholt of Milwaukee, Wis.; sister-in-law, Sue Overholt of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a brother, Galen (Tammy) Overholt of Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.

John worked for Bonded Oil in Urbana as a dealer and later retired from NAPA in Urbana.

A U.S. Navy veteran, John was a member of the Oak Gove Mennonite Church and the V.F.W. Post in Urbana. John coached the girls Mac-O-Chee Farm softball team. He enjoyed watching the Ohio Caverns Cavemen fast pitch softball team, going to garage sales, antiquing, riding on the pontoon at Indian Lake and traveling, especially the gulf at Pensacola, Fla.

John was very proud of his grandchildren.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty. Pastors Dick Barrett and Alex Dye officiate a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Oak Grove Mennonite Church. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church Youth, 1525 Mennonite Church Road, West Liberty OH 43357.

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