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Kay E. Overmyer Heater, 67

Kay E. Overmyer Heater, 67, of Rochester was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 8:55 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2020  

On October 11, 1952, Kay Elaine Overmyer was born in Rochester to Harry John and Catherine Ditmire Overmyer.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister Judy and two brothers Dale and Carl.  Kay graduated from Rochester High School in 1972.  She was an athlete playing basketball and softball.  She was also very active in 4-H during her formative years. 

At St Anne’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, Kay and Larry Richard Heater were married on August 6, 1976. They have shared 44 years of life’s adventures.  From their union came 3 wonderful children, a daughter Candice and twin sons Shane and John.

For many years Kay worked at Hart-Schaffner-Marx  for 17 years, later at Dean's Food Company for 23 years until they closed and more recently AMVC where she retired in March of 2019.  She had a huge heart for volunteerism.  Many years she was a Fulton County 4-H Horse and Pony leader, Rural youth and Mom's on Mounts riding groups.  Dearest to her heart was her membership with the amazing Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Department.  She was always ready to help out as a firefighter or rescue those in need.  She was always found working at the Aubbee fund raiser fish fries and pancake breakfasts as well.

Left to cherish Kay's memory are her husband, Larry; daughter, Candice P. Johnston and husband D.J. of Rochester; twin sons, Shane L. Heater of Delphi, John R. Heater and wife Shanna of Wabash; eight grandchildren: Abbi, Andrew, Peyton, Makinzee, Emily, Brooke, Bridget and Caleb; sister, Judy Moss and husband  Gordon of Galveston; two brothers: Carl Overmyer and wife Raenae of Rochester, Dale Overmyer and wife Faye of Rochester; canine companions: Duke, "the protector," a custom special blend and Ava the Toy Fox Terrier, who resembled a furry football; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Kay in death are her parents Harry John and Catherine Overmyer, and daughter-in-law Carissa Heater on January 9, 2019.

A celebration of the life of Kay Heater will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 28, 2020 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Brian Sewell will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Sunday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.  Memorials may be made Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Department, PO Box 71, Leiters Ford, IN 46945 or 4-H Horse & Pony, 4400 N 800 W., Rochester, IN 46975.  

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