Obituaries - March 4, 2017
Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:00 AM
Ross Alan Overley, 88, of Lebanon, formerly of Zionsville, Indianapolis and Madison, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born June 29, 1928, in Plymouth, to Homer L. and Blanche Jane Lucy Overley. His family moved to Monticello, and he graduated from high school there in 1946. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1953. He served his internship at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette. He was in the Army from July 4, 1955, to July 3, 1957, and served as a First Lieutenant in the Fifth Army at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was promoted to captain on March 26, 1956, and later rose to the rank of major. He finished his psychiatrist residency in 1961. He then went into private practice in Indianapolis and also was a psychiatry professor and treated patients at Methodist LaRue Carter State Hospital. He was the only psychiatrist to make hospital rounds. He resided in Zionsville for 22 years. In 1984, he moved to Madison and practiced at the Madison State Hospital, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed nature, watching the deer and walking his farm. He was a member of the Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Sweitzer Overley, whom he married Oct. 18, 1947; three daughters, Canda Smith and Debra Overley, both of Lebanon, and Lora Schafer of Indianapolis; two sons, Brian Overley of Michigan and Kevin Overley of Zionsville; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Alan Overley, who died Dec. 4, 2008; his father; his mother; one brother, Robert Overley; one sister, Anne Overley; and two grandsons.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in the cemetery chapel.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the National Wildlife Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Jeffrey Lynn Wilson, 58, of Milton, Fla., formerly of Madison, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.