Lyle L. Overly (1950-2013)

Overly Lyle - pictureLyle L. Overly, age 63, of Swanton, passed away at his home surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on December 21st, 2013. He was born in Kenton, OH to the late Arden and Leah (Glock) Overly. Lyle graduated from Kenton High School in 1968 and from the University of Toledo in 1986. Lyle, better known as “Mr. O”, was a student favorite of Delta Elementary School where he taught 3rd grade for most of his career. His passion for reading and books continued in what he called the “perfect post-retirement job” at Barnes & Noble where he worked since 2007. Lyle had many interests over the years. Growing up it was track and language. Motorcycles always made an appearance in his life and later he traded them for bicycles, he could ride for hours. Travel was always an adventure involving Alaska, Hawaii, and educational camping trips around southern Ohio. The most missed attribute of Lyle’s, will be his laugh. It was his beacon. He would light up a room with it. Lyle was extremely loving and proud of his family. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Jacquelyn (VanDyke) Overly; children, Derek Overly, Lydia (Scott) Cornett, Stacy (David) Kemper and Stephany (Anthony) Poindexter; brother Lynn (Linda) Overly; sisters, Jean (Ron Kearns) Peyton and June (Jim) Cappi; grandchildren, Tyler Kemper, Lexi Kemper, Brendan Poindexter, Hailey Poindexter, and Isabella Overly; and faithful canine companion, “Truly”. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the Delta American Legion Post 373, 5939 St. Rt. 109, Delta, OH 43515. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be sent to the Delta Public Library, 402 Main St., Delta, OH 43515; Delta American Legion Post 373; or Oak Openings Preserve, Metroparks of Toledo, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43615. Arrangements are entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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