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September 20, 2012

(5/25/1942 - 8/17/2012)

Memorial services for Wendell Lee Overfield, 70, of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Memphis, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday Evening, October 1, 2012 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

He passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 with his family by his side, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette of natural causes.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., October 1, 2012, until the time of service.

The son of George and Helen (Dye) Overfield, he was born May 25, 1942 in Memphis, Missouri. He was raised and educated in Memphis, graduating from Scotland County High School in 1960.

Wendell moved to Gillette in 1969 to visit some friends and never left. He met Helen K. Carter in Burlington, Iowa and they were married on May 29, 1971 in Quincy, Illinois. Wendell was the owner of Overfield Construction in Missouri and Silver Dollar Construction in Gillette, Wyoming. Wendell loved horses, playing darts and pool, hunting in the mountains, spending time with family and friends and especially his grandchildren. His favorite hobby was talking and visiting with people; he never met a stranger. He was the Wyoming President of the National Pony Express Association, National President of Pony Express Association from 1992 - 1995, and Governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and sister, Linda Smith.

Wendell is survived by his wife, Helen Overfield of Gillette, Wyoming; sons: Lee Overfield and Douglas (Jamie) Overfield of Gillette, Wyoming; two grandchildren: Ryan Allen and Carter Douglas; a nephew, Mike (Kim) Smith; uncle, Cecil (Rose) Overfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials are suggested to the family for their discretion and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Payne Funeral Chapel of Memphis.

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Memphis MO 63555
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