Charles ‘Charlie’ Overbaugh, 82, Vassar: June 30, 1938 – Dec. 4, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Charles ‘Charlie’ Overbaugh, 82, Vassar: June 30, 1938 – Dec. 4, 2020

VASSAR, Kan. – Charles “Charlie” Overbaugh, 82, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at the Coffey County Hospital, Burlington, Kan., after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 30, 1938, in Overbrook, Kan., the son of Fred and Beulah Warren Overbaugh.

Charlie lived most of his life in the Vassar, Kan., community. Charlie was raised working alongside his dad at the Overbaugh Garage, in Vassar. He was a talented carpenter and he built and remodeled many homes around the area for more than 40 years. He was a volunteer firefighter, became a captain, and was on the fire department board of the Lyndon-Vassar Fire District No. 5 from 1986 to 2008. He was on the board of the Osage Rural Water District No. 3 and managed the water plant for 20 years. He was a project leader for the Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H Club for 11 years. He was especially proud of being Papa to his grandson, Wyatt, and loved attending all of his school and 4-H events.

On July 15, 1967, Charlie was married to Sharon Cade, in Quenemo, Kan. To this union three daughters were born, Janine, Jolene and Kristen.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah; and two infant granddaughters, Gracie Renee Dorr and Emma Grace Dorr.

Charlie is survived by his three daughters, Janine Dorr and husband, Dustin, of Lebo, Kan., Jo Bethell and husband, Jeff, and Kris Overbaugh, all of Melvern, Kan.; grandson, Wyatt Dorr; Sharon Overbaugh, Vassar; two sisters, Mary Lou Glover, Burlingame, Kan., and Kary Sue Miller and husband, Jim, Hoisington, Kan.; eight nieces and nephews; and other relatives, countless friends and all of his coffee drinking buddies at Lamont Hill.

At 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the public may come in to sign his register book and view Charlie’s displays at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 5:30-7 p.m. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions for Charlie may be made to his grandson’s 4-H club, Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, of Lebo, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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