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Katherine E. “Kay” Miller Overfelt

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 10:47 pm

Katherine E. “Kay” Miller Overfelt, 82 of Centralia, died Saturday, February 26, 2022, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 PM Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia, interment will follow in the Centralia City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the

time of the service on Thursday at the church.

Kay was born on May 23, 1939, in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of George Harold and Ruth Lillian (Quigley) Miller. On December 20, 1960, in Centralia, Kay married John F. Overfelt. The couple was blessed with 61 years of marriage.

Along with her husband John, Kay is survived by four children and five grandchildren; sons John William Overfelt, Gregory Harold Overfelt, Mark Miller Overfelt (wife Bobbi) and daughter Sarah Helen Havens (husband Rex). Grandchildren; Kyli Nicole Ploense-Overfelt, Makoy Robert Overfelt, Kaden John Overfelt, Braydon John Overfelt and Alexis Katherine Overfelt. Siblings, William Miller, James Scott Miller (wife Leslie), and Martin Kent Miller (wife Gloria).

Kay was a 1957 graduate of Centralia Schools, then attended St. Mary’s College, Webster College, University of Missouri, and Illinois State University, where she graduated Cum Laude. After graduation, Kay became a realtor in Bloomington, IL where she served as president of the Board of Realtors in 1990 and on the State of Illinois Realtor Board of Ethics. She also spent 17 years teaching CPR and training CPR instructors.

After retiring in 1995 and returning to Centralia, Kay kept herself involved in the Garden Club, served as PEO president, volunteered at Centralia Public Library, Centralia Historical Museum, served as a Centralia Senior Center Board member, and was a past president of the Centralia Country Club.

Kay was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

She enjoyed playing Bridge, Canasta, Golf, and spending time gardening. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Fenton- Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.

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