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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Betty Overcash

Betty Lou Overcash (Wolf)

Tuesday, January 20th, 1931 - Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Betty Lou (Wolf) Overcash, 88, of Gardner, KS passed away Feb. 28, 2019. Visitation 10:00 am Sat., April 6, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS. Celebration of Life follows at 11:00 am. Inurnment at Gardner Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Betty was born Jan. 20, 1931 in Raymore, MO to Earl and Helen (Defabaugh) Wolf. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1949 and attended Kansas University from 1950-1951. Betty taught 4th grade at Gardner Elementary School in 1952. In 1956, she graduated with an RN from St. Luke’s Hospital, KCMO. Betty attended Kansas State University in 1957. She was a Registered Nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital and physician offices in KCMO from 1958-1962. From 1963-1971, Betty worked in different hospitals including Gardner Medical Center. In 1973, she graduated as a Nurse Clinician from Wichita State University and continued working at the Gardner Medical Center. Betty married Jack Overcash in Gardner, KS on April 14, 1973. They owned Jack’s Auto Service until 1982. They moved to Florida in 1983 where she worked in various hospitals. In 1993, they moved to Ellaville, GA where she continued working. In 2000, they moved back to Florida and Betty retired from nursing. They returned to Gardner in 2004 where Betty was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner; serving as a Deacon and singing in the choir. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, canning, gardening and music. Betty will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; stepson, JL Overcash; siblings: Virginia Buckman, Dorothy Moore and Harold Wolf; nephews: Steve Moore and Jim Wolf. Betty is survived by stepdaughter, Paula Kay and husband Lynn Peters, Overland Park, KS; sister-in-law, Marilyn Wolf, Gardner, KS; brother-in-laws: Dean Moore, Lee’s Summit, MO and Morris E. Buckman, Salado, TX; nephews: David Wolf and wife Jaclyn, Gardner, KS, Bob Wolf and spouse Mike Wicker, Dallas, TX, Mike and wife Amber Buckman, Scottsdale, AZ, Brent and wife Tammy Buckman, San Diego, CA, Jim and wife Sharon Moore, Lee’s Summit, MO; nieces: Mary and husband James Bulger, Maynard, MA; Linda Wolf, Gardner, KS, Nancy and husband Steve Falkner, Gardner, KS; many step-grandchildren; great step-grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    First Presbyterian Church-Gardner, KS
    138 E Shawnee
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 11:00am
    First Presbyterian Church-Gardner, KS
    138 E Shawnee
    GARDNER, KS 66030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Gardner Cemetery
    300 South Poplar Street
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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    2:00 pm


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Betty, I'm sorry I can't be there to tell you and your family this in person, but thank-you for the care and and love you showed me! I love you!
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Posted at 10:49am
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 26:19 the Bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. InIsaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. Since there’s no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth as God had intended.

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