Margaret “Maggie” Overstake, 78, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 5:45 a.m. at Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio in Columbus where she had been admitted the previous day.

Maggie was born October 10, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio to Harry and Hazel Mason McCall.  She was a graduate of Central High School in Columbus and the Mount Carmel School of Nursing.    She moved to Fayette County in 1982, and had been living in New Holland the past 25 years.

Before her retirement in 2005, she was a medical scrub technician at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Medical Center.  She had formerly worked at Mount Carmel Hospital and the Orient State Institute.

Maggie was a member of the New Holland Lions Club and had formerly served on the board of directors   She had also served on the board of directors of My Sister’s House. Maggie spent many years of her life helping other people.

On August 19, 1989, she married Ronald Eugene (REO) Overstake.  He preceded her in death on September 17, 2003.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Pamela Smith; her parents; six sisters and a brother.

Maggie is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Allen Saylor of Grove City, Kimberly and Dave Fields of Delaware, OH and Barbara and Virgil Jones, Jr. of Bloomingburg, eight grandchildren, Allen Saylor, Jr., Mindi (Ryan) Slagle, Chad Westlake, Kara (Cody) Farris, Lucas Luster, Brigitte (Kyle) Haines, Jacob Humphreys and Sarah Humphreys; ten great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Judy McCall of Columbus; several nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Karen Drumm and Kathy Carpenter; numerous friends, including Deanna Hecoax and her beloved fur baby, Beau.

The funeral will be Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Larry Doss, pastor at the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

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  • Shari Mendenhall-Leach says:

    I worked with Maggie at the VA. She was always a joy to work with. She will be missed. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Marian Wood-Black says:

    Oh “Maggie May”, I will miss you. I have known you for so many years beginning with our days as employees of the VA Medical Center. You were a funny lady, my friend. To Maggie May’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. The first time I met your mom I called her “Maggie May” from Rod Stewart’s song. I think she kinda liked that. She was always so sweet and a good listener. She will be missed by so many who knew her. Please except my most sincere condolences. 💔