She was united in marriage to her beloved, Jerry Overfelt, on Oct. 26, 1963, in Buckner. Mr. Overfelt survives of the home in Dexter.
Betty's greatest devotion was to her family, but she was also a giving member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter, and was a long-time employee of the Dexter School System, serving as an elementary and high school secretary, as well as an aide to the blind. Betty was also a devoted patriot of our great country, with never-ending respect and appreciation for those in America's military.
Besides her husband, she was blessed with two children and their families: daughter Dawn Robinson, her husband Kenneth, and two grandsons, Zach and Alex; and Michael Overfelt and his family, Audra Altom, Chandler, Peyton, and Alyssa. Also surviving are three sisters, Peggy Causey of Dexter, Rose Upp of LaPorte, Ind., and Shirley Howell of Mill Creek, Ind.; and one brother, Gale Elledge of Dexter.
Those wishing to make donations in Betty's honor are asked to give to The Ben Kruse 18 Fore Life Foundation (www.18forelife.com), or to the First United Methodist Church of Dexter Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.