Ronald Clark Overby

Ronald Clark Overby                                                                                        Col USAF (Ret.)

 May 30, 1934 – May 6, 2017

Age: 82

Ron was born and raised in his beloved Montana. Earning degrees from both Washington State University and the University of Chicago enabled him to pursue a career in the USAF.  He served his country for 30 years with distinction and merit culminating to the rank of Colonel and last serving as Chief of Staff, Air Weather Service at Scott AFB, IL. In retirement he enjoyed life; grandchildren and their activities, hunting/fishing, a round(or more) of golf, CWS in Omaha and cooking. He loved and cherished his faith, family and friends. He’ll be missed but never forgotten.

Preceded in death by: wife Mary Ann Overby; parents Arthur and Loretta (Dore) Overby.

Survived by: wife Grace; sons Michael (Sheryl) and Brian (Vicki) Overby; grandchildren Patrick, Tessa, Rachel, Nicholas and Lauren Overby; brother Jack Overby


Visitation at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 36th and Highway 370, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 with Memorial service following.

In lieu of flowers memorials to American Cancer Society

Military Honors: Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard


  • MIke & Cheryl Dunn Posted May 8, 2017 7:27 pm

    Grace and the Overby family,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on Ron’s passing. We loved him and enjoyed his wit and company. May God’s presence be palpable to you all during this time of deep sadness, and yet joy as his pain is gone and he’s rejoicing in Jesus’ presence. We will continue to pray for you all.

  • John & Joyce Sweeney Posted May 9, 2017 9:16 am

    Ron – our good friend and neighbor in Leawood Oaks. Enjoyed working with him during our early 80’s AFGWC days — a conscientious rock solid professional. Wishing God’s Peace to all the family.

  • norm rauscher Posted May 9, 2017 9:31 pm

    Ron was a great guy — we served together couple of times — the last when he was CS and I was Vice at Scott AFB– we had many conversations –and I always liked his phase “not every thing was always exactly peachy keen”. Some great memories with him. He was one heck of a baseball player in his day. As I recall he went to the college Omaha finals while playing for Washington State. When some problems became sort of hectic — Ron and I started gathering little pamphlets from the base chapels and pass them around. He gave me two of our favorites mounted on a plaque when I retired — I still have that plaque with the covers of the two — One was “Handling Failure, A Christian Approach” and the other was “Tranquillity without Tranquilizers” Bottom line — a great officer and friend.

  • Lee Posted May 10, 2017 8:31 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed a few rounds of golf at Tregaron with Ron several years ago. We will miss him. Lee LeRoy

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