October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011 11:00 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, October 7, 2011 5-8 pm
Hazel Elizabeth (Russell) Overfield, of Urbana formerly of North Lewisburg, passed away, Tuesday, October 04, 2011 in Mercy McAuley Center Urbana, at the young age of 99.
She was born July 30, 1912 in Mingo, to John Wesley and Cora Belle (Newman) Russell.
Hazel married Alfred Vanard “Ben” Overfield on July 26, 1932, and had 8 children.
She is survived by 5 of her children, Glenna Irene Klotts of Urbana, Ohio, Ron (Pat) Overfield of New Madison, Ohio, Jan (Marty) Overfield of Avon Park, FL, Karen (Phillip) Dunham of Urbana, Ohio, Randy Overfield of Marysville, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren; 1 brother, Clyde Russell of Cable, Ohio, 2 sisters-in-laws, Willie Turner of Urbana and Leatrice Russell of North Lewisburg, several nieces, nephews, cousins and gobs of friends. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; sons, Gene Overfield, Rick Overfield, and Jim Overfield; son-in-law, Mike Klotts, daughter-in-law, Jayne Overfield, grandsons, Jan Wesley Overfield II and Bobby Overfield; her brothers, John Wesley Russell II, Vernon Russell, Richard Russell and Edward Russell.
She loved to sew quilts, make doll clothes, write stories and do crosswords. She loved her family and enjoyed telling stories of her life to her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by everyone who knew her because her personality was addicting and you couldn’t help but love her orneriness.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011 in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011 in the funeral home with Rev. Carl Spain officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cable, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd, Springfield, Ohio 45504. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.