The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

May 6, 2012

Esther M. Overfield

ASHTABULA — Esther May Overfield, age 85, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at ACMC Hospice Unit, with her beloved husband, “Bud” at her side.

Esther was the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Smith) Pysher, she was born in Mount Bethel, Pa. on April 1, 1927 and had remained a long-time area resident until moving to Ashtabula in 2001.

Esther met the love of her life, Clarence “Bud” Overfield in 1946 while cooking for a “Welcome Home” party for the local soldiers who had returned home from WW II. They were engaged on her birthday and married on June 29, 1946 and together they celebrated sixty-five years of marriage.

After their marriage Esther and Bud operated a bus transportation company in Pennsylvania until his return to active duty during the Korean War.

A wonderful seamstress and cook, her family and friends benefited from her talents. There was nothing that she could not create with her sewing talents and nothing that she could not cook. Her family always looked forward to her homemade pastries for dinner and her raisin cake and crumb pie for dessert. Esther liked to roller skate and ice skate, as well as travel with Bud on their many trips. She loved animals great and small and could often be seen coaxing them to come to her to be petted or fed.

A woman who loved her family, Esther was always there for them. She gave them encouragement when times were difficult, strength for the long journeys they would face, grace for the times when the hills looked too steep, and wisdom for those days to come. Her love and joy, unending strength and courage, and love for her family will be forever etched in our hearts.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Clarence “Bud” Overfield of Ashtabula; sons, Robert (Lori) Overfield of San Antonio, Texas and Glenn (Christina) Overfield of Ashtabula; grandchildren, David Overfield and Bethany Overfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Mae Overfield of Portland, Pa.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Mark Overfield on Jan. 8, 2006; her brothers, Albert and Raymond Pysher; sister, Marian Smith; and her parents.

A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8th, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, with Laurie Divoky, Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice of the Western Reserve, officiating.

Calling Hours will be from 5 p.m. until time of Service, Tuesday, at the Funeral Home.

If desired, contributions in Esther’s name may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.


Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Margaret A. Inman Margaret A. Inman

    Margaret Ann Inman, age 79, of Garrettsville, Ohio, passed away at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • George C. Vanaskey George C. Vanaskey

    George C. Vanaskey, age 72, of Conneaut, Ohio, died at his home Saturday evening, July 26, 2014, following a six-month illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Billy C. Hayes Billy C. Hayes

    Billy C. Hayes, age 71, of Norco Road, Carrollton, Ohio, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, in Aultman Hospital Compassionate Care Center at Canton.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brenda L. Wilkinson

    Brenda Lee Means Wilkinson, age 70, of Bowling Green, Ky., passed away in the early afternoon on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Magnolia Village with her loving sons at her bedside.

    July 28, 2014

  • William C. Hockaday

    William C. Hockaday, age 67, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, as a result of a tractor accident in Bainbridge, Ohio.

    July 28, 2014

  • James C. Miller James C. Miller

    With his family at his bedside, James C. Miller, age 81, of Andover, Ohio, passed peacefully to enter the kingdom of our Lord. Jim passed on Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael F. Pocza Michael F. Pocza

    Michael F. Pocza Jr., age 84, of Sanctuary of Geneva, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Raymond E. Conley Sr. Raymond E. Conley Sr.

    Raymond E. “Shorty” Conley Sr., age 64, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janice D. Messenger Janice D. Messenger

    Janice D. Messenger, age 73, of Pierpont, Ohio, passed away peacefully at the home of her son on Sunday, July 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bruce Mateja Bruce Mateja

    Bruce Mateja, age 61, of Hyde Park, N.Y., died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sharon F. Karmine Sharon F. Karmine

    Sharon Furn Karmine, age 67, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home following a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert L. Minick Robert L. Minick

    Robert L. Minick, age 67, formerly of Ashtabula County, Ohio, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Legacy House in Ocala, Fla.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kathleen A. Brady

    Kathleen Ann Marie Brady, age 64, of B Drive, Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Hospice Unit of the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

    July 26, 2014

  • Narciso Rosado Narciso Rosado

    Narciso “Ciso” Rosado, age 73, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • William J. Anderson

    William J. “Bill” Anderson, age 51, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, with his family by his side.

    July 25, 2014

  • Evelyn L. Cunningham Evelyn L. Cunningham

    Evelyn L. Cunningham, age 78, a resident of Hartsgrove, Ohio, for over fifty years, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cecil L. Kelly Cecil L. Kelly

    Cecil L. Kelly, age 86, of Fern Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, died early Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at Saybrook Landing.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • William F. Hawes William F. Hawes

    William "Bill" F. Hawes, age 83, a resident of Geneva, Ohio, all his life, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home with family by his side.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Isabel M. Jones Isabel M. Jones

    Isabel M. Jones, age 97, formerly of Marcellus, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Lake Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald R. Applebee Donald R. Applebee

    Donald R. Applebee, age 80, of River Glen Dr., Austinburg Township, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, July 24, 2014, at the Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsville Township.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video