Overdorf Family Obituaries
Overdorf Family Obituaries

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Below, you will find Overdorf obituaries which I have gathered over the years.
Obituaries are listed in alphabetical order, based on first name.

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Source: The Ottawa Herald, Ottawa, Kansas, Monday, June 7, 1937 edition

Mrs. J. A. Berger Dies Soon After Accident
Met At A Corner
L.E. McCulley of Near Pomona Driver of Other Car - Five Children With the Mother and McCulley Not Injured - Returning Home From Sunday School.

Mrs. John A. Berger, nearly 47, mother of eight children, received fatal head injuries in a car accident about noon yesterday as she and five of her six children living at home, were returning from Sunday school at Liberty school to their home three miles north of Ottawa. Mrs. Berger was the only one in the two-car crash injured. Her head was severely crushed. She was rushed in the CCC camp ambulance to Ransom Memorial hospital where she lived several hours. Mrs. Berger died at the hospital about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

The Berger car was driven by Merton Berger, 19, and Mrs. Berger was in the front seat. Other Berger children in the car were Ione, 18, Melba, 14, Weltha, 11 and Clyde Berger, 6. Another son, Gordon, 16, who lives at home and Mr. Berger were not in the car. The Bergers were traveling east on the road and L.E. McCulley, of Near Pomona, in the second car, was driving north on a side road which joins the east-west road, 3 miles north and two miles west of Ottawa, and does not continue north of that point.

The accident happened when McCulley apparently attempted to turn west as the Berger car approached from the west. The Berger car nose dived into the bank at the north side of the highway, when the cars collided. Mrs. Berger was thrown in such a manner that her head was crushed. The Berger 1930 Ford coach and the McCulley 1929 Willys sedan were badly damaged. Sheriff Olin Minckley investigated the accident.

Alice Lillian Mardock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mardock was born July 12, 1890 in Osborne County, Kansas. She was married May 22, 1912 to John A. Berger at Stockton, Kansas. The family moved to Franklin county about two years ago from Osborne county.

Beside the husband and six children of the home address, two other children survive, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Waldron and E. Berger of Seneca. Mrs. Berger is survived by two brothers, Max Mardock and Linley Mardock and three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Smith, Mrs. Irene Pinger and Mrs. Ellen Davis, all of Topeka.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McVey mortuary. Rev. W.L. Shuler of Trinity M.E. church will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery, Topeka."

NOTE: This obituary was generously donated to my website by Sandra Koehler (sskk1010yahoo.com):


Source: Pottstown Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1952 edition, page 8

"Clayton S. Overdorf, 65, husband of Erma P. (Minnich) Overdorf, died at his home in East Pikeland Township, Saturday morning at 4:30 o'clock, following an illness of several months. Son of the late John W., and Ella Davis Overdorf, he was born in East Vincent township and lived in the local area all his life. He was employed as a carpenter at Bush Brother planing mill, Royersford, until his retirement. He was a member of Zion's Lutheran church, Vincent Lodge, 762, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Carpenters' union. Surviving besides his wife are two brothers, John, Pottstown, and Nevin, Parkerford. Funeral services will be conducted in a funeral home at 331 New street, Spring City, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, with interment in Zion's cemetery."

Source: Pottstown Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, December 11, 1952 edition, page 20

"Funeral services for Clayton S. Overdorf, East Pikeland Township, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in a funeral home at 331 New street, Spring City, with the Rev. Eugene Harmony, pastor of Zion's Lutheran church, officiating. Interment was made in Zion's cemetery. Bearers were John and Nevin Overdorf, Neff Wenger, Harold Miller, Roy Fegley and Joseph Bean."


Source: "Pottstown Mercury", Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1947 edition, page 8

"Mrs. Elizabeth (Schleichter) Overdorf, 82, widow of John W. Overdorf, died Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock at the home of a sister, Mrs. Minnie (Schleichter) Rixstine, 320 Oak Street. A lifelong resident of Pottstown and vicinity, she was born in East Vincent township, daughter of the late Isaac and Mary (Kolb) Schleichter. She was a member of Transfiguration Lutheran church and of the Ladies' Bible class. Surviving are the following step-children: Clayton S. Overdorf, 565 Jefferson avenue; Nevin D. Overdorf, Parkerford, and two sisters, Sarah, widow of Harry Z. Styer, Parkerford, and Annie, widow of Edwin M. Rixstine, with whom she lived. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in a Parkerford memorial home, with burial in Zion's Lutheran cemetery."

Source: "Pottstown Mercury", Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1947 edition, page 2

In Pottstown on Saturday, April 12, 1947, Elizabeth (Schleichter) Overdorf, widow of the late John W. Overdorf, aged 82 years. Relatives and friends are invited to services without further notice at the White Memorial Home, Parkerford, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Zion's Lutheran cemetery. Friends will be received at the memorial home Wednesday evening 7 to 8:30. Please omit flowers."

Source: "Pottstown Mercury", Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1947 edition, page 6

"Funeral services for Elizabeth Schleichter Overdorf, widow of John W. Overdorf, were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at a Parkerford memorial home. She died Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Minnie Rixstine, 320 Oak Street. The Rev. Theodore L. Fischer was the officiating minister and interment was made in Zion's Lutheran cemetery. Bearers were Walter, Ralph, and Marvin Schleichter, Harry Styer, Earl Pennypacker, and Webster Styer."

Source: "Pottstown Mercury", Pottstown, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1947 edition, page 17

"Card of Thanks
The family of the late Elizabeth (Schleichter) Overdorf desires to acknowledge thankfully the kindness offered during her last illness."


Source: unknown newspaper dated Oct 20, 1914

"Franklin B. Overdorf, for 50 years a resident of East Vincent township, passed away Friday, at the age of 74 yrs, 6 months and 20 days from complication of diseases after a 3 days illness. Deceased is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Howard Moses, Mrs. Lewis Seasholtz, and Miss Lillie Overdorf and 2 sons, Irvin and Charles, at home."


Source: unknown newspaper dated Jan 18, 1902

"John Overdorf, a well known citizen of East Vincent, Chester County, who resided in the eastern portion of the village known as Brownback's Church, died on Thursday after a few days' illness. He received a paralytic stroke on Tuesday of this week, which rendered him unconscious from which condition he never recovered. The members of his family thought he was asleep. The end came without a struggle. He is survived by his wife and among his surviving children are Aaron, Ira, John, Harvey, Mrs. Eliza Bush and one other daughter."

Source: unknown newspaper dated Jan 24, 1902

"The remains of John Overdorf, a leading citizen of East Vincent, Chester County, wo died on Thursday, January 15, were buried on Wednesday of this week in Zion's Lutheran Church Cemetery, after appropriate ceremonies. Deceased had been a member of this church for almost a half century and one of the Council for a long time. His age was 74 yrs, 7 mo and 5 days. He is survived by a widow, four sons and two daughters: Aaron, John and Ira of East Vincent;  Harvey of Phoenixville; Mrs. Edwin Bush of Vincent and Elizann, living at home."


Source: unknown newspaper dated Dec 30, 1918

"On Saturday, the funeral of Lillian Overdorf, daughter of the late Frank Overdorf of East Vincent Twp was well attended. Services were conducted in the Zion Lutheran Church by Charles H. Dapp who spoke impressively."


Source: Pottstown Mercury newspaper, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, February 3, 1947 edition, page 10

"OVERDORF-At Pitman, N.J., on Thursday, Jan 30, 1947, Nirma Overdorf, aged 54 years. Relatives and friends are invited to the services from the Kimes and Nelson Funeral Home, 331 New St., Spring City on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment East Vincent cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening 7 to 9."


Source: "Washington County News-Times", Washington County, Oregon, December 27, 1928 edition

"Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Sarah E. Smith at the Forest Grove Undertaking chapel, Rev. Oliver Curtis officiating. Interment took place in the Forest View cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born December 7, 1855 at Morton, Ill., and married Leonard A. Smith. They came to Oregon in 1884. Mrs. Smith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Lee of Gales Creek, December 23 after a long illness. She is survived by six children: William H. and Oscar A. of Vernonia, Mrs. W.G. Lee of Gales Creek, Albert C. Smith and Mrs. E.A. Lebley of Dayton and Myrtle Frinsley of Gaston."

NOTE: This obit contains the following known errors: "Myrtle Frinsley" should read "Myrtle Finsley" and "Mrs. E.A. Lebley" should read "Mrs. E.A. Lefley.  - Lorrie

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