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January 7, 2005
Seth E. Overfield, 89, of Tunkhannock, died Friday in Wilkes-Barre General
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, whose warm smile touched
everyone's heart that he met.
He was born July 14, 1915, in Meshoppen, the son of Clarence V. and Pearl
Belle Overfield. He attended Auburn Center School.
He was an Army veteran, serving in WWII under General Patton. He was a
member of the 21st Tank Battalion in the 10th Armored Division, where he was a
halftrack driver in battles and campaigns in central Europe. During this time,
he received the Bronze Star for volunteering to save a wounded soldier under
enemy fire. He also received a Purple Heart for wounds he received in action,
and the Good Conduct Medal.
He farmed for many years at his farm in South Auburn. He owned and operated
a store and post office in Lawton. He and his wife, Eliza, operated the
Susquehanna County Farm. He retired from Sherwood Chevrolet in Tunkhannock
after many years of loyal and dedicated service. He was a member of the
Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Elk Lake
VFW. He was also a member of the American Legion and the AMVETS association.
Surviving members of his family are his wife, Eliza Jenner Overfield, with
whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage; children, Audrey and Dave Roosa of
Tunkhannock; Ellen Day of Meshoppen; and Judy and Steve Boyanowski of
Mehoopany; grandchildren, Mike and Shelli Roosa, Mountain Top; Jerry and
Kristal Roosa, Tunkhannock; Bill Cornell, Dryden, NY; Tim Cornell,
Tunkhannock; Julie Cornell, Candor, NY; Amy and Scott Williams, West Grove;
and Capt. Brian and Alicia Boyanowsi of Germany. Also surviving are ten
great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The viewing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Sheldon's Funeral
Home, Meshoppen, from 7 to 9 p.m. A military service will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Auburn
Grange, RD 2, Meshoppen, Pa., or Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, PO Box
447, Tunkhannock, Pa., 18657.