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January 14, 2005
Eliza (Jenner) Overfield, 84, of Tunkhannock, died Friday in Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
She was born March 16, 1920, in East Rush, the daughter of Harrison and
Pearl Jenner. She attended Rush High School.
She and her husband, Seth Overfield, farmed for many years on their farm in
South Auburn. She was post mistress of the Lawton post office, store, and gas
station, which she owned and operated with her husband, Seth. She and Seth
also operated the Susquehanna County Home and Farm. She retired from her job
as office manager for Dr. Charles Kraft in Meshoppen after 15 years of loyal
and dedicated service. She was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist
Some of her favorite past times were crocheting, baking, corresponding to
friends and family, and spending time with her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Seth, with whom she
celebrated 56 years of marriage, and whose passing occurred only one week
prior to her own. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Jean Wilson,
and brothers, Gary and Arden Jenner.
Surviving members of her family are her children, Audrey and Dave Roosa of
Tunkhannock; Ellen Day of Meshoppen; and Judy and Steve Boyanowski of
Mehoopany; grandchildren, Mike and Shelli Roosa of Mountain Top; Jerry and
Kristal Roosa of Tunkhannock; Bill Cornell of Dryden, NY; Tim Cornell of
Tunkhannock; Julie Cornell of Candor, NY; Amy and Scott Williams of West
Grove; and Captain Brian and Alicia Boyanowski of Germany. Also surviving are
ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Additional surviving members are sisters, Alberta McCabe of Lawton; and
June (Paul) Wilson of Lemon; sisters-in-law, Norine Jenner of Hallstead; and
Judy Jenner of New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The viewing will be held on Monday, January 17, 2005, in Sheldon's Funeral
Home, Meshoppen, from 7 to 9 p.m. An additional viewing will be held on
Tuesday, January 18, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. funeral
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Auburn
Grange, PO Box 74, Meshoppen, Pa., or Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, PO
Box 447, Tunkhannock, Pa., 18657.