Kathleen Overton

Kathleen Ann Overton

January 3, 1960 - April 2, 2020
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Kathleen A. Overton (nee Freeman), age 60 of Arnold MD, was welcomed in Heaven Thursday April 2, 2020, after an 11-year battle with cancer. She passed while at her home with her loving family.
Kathleen was a follower of Jesus Christ, and she portrayed His perfect love to everyone she met. Her loving spirit and gentle demeanor brought hope and joy to friends and strangers alike. We can rejoice in knowing that she is healthy and thriving in her eternal home.
Born in Nampa, ID, she was the daughter of the late Judy Kirschner of Portland, OR; William Freeman, and stepmother Connie Freeman (nee Whittet) of Nampa, ID.
In addition to her beloved husband Mark of 27 years, Kathleen is survived by her devoted children: Janice K. Whitson (nee Kegley) of Taos, NM, Elizabethe Overton & Matthew Overton of Arnold MD, and grandchildren Lucas Whitson & Lara Whitson. Her treasured siblings are Todd Freeman of Portland, OR, Jenifer King (nee Freeman) of Warr Acres, OK, Sarah King (nee Freeman) of Midland, MI, and Megan Kennedy (nee Freeman) of Nampa, ID. Kathleen is loved by many nieces & nephews.
Kathleen was an active member of the Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian (BEP) church in Arnold, MD, and faithfully volunteered there as a nursery care giver, office assistant, event planner, Sunday School Teacher and organizer of the needlecraft group which met there on a monthly basis until her illness. She also served on the annual Winter Relief leadership team at BEP, a program in which churches provide temporary housing for homeless people during the winter months. Kathleen was a regular participant in the Women’s Ministry Bible Studies at BEP.
A key highlight in her spiritual life, was spending two years with her husband as residents of Bethlehem, the place of Christs’ birth. During that time, Kathleen worked as an executive assistant at the Institute of Holy Land Studies, and built impactful relationships with a group of De La Salle Brothers. While her attractive personality alone captured the Brothers hearts, Kathleen’s creative cooking skills iced the cake. The Overton’s adventures while living in the Holy Land, changed Kathleen’s life, and many years later, she continued to tell of how she saw God’s Word come to life while there.
A gifted painter, seamstress, organizer, and photographer, Kathleen’s talents were not limited to the arts. She adored nature, gardening and combing beaches for ocean treasures. She thrived on loving people and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with them. She always seemed to find strangers with whom she would engage in heartfelt conversations, and leave them smiling. But most of all, Kathleen adored her children and considered them to be God’s greatest blessing to her life. Her amazing spirit lives on now through Janice, Elizabethe & Matthew and the generations that follow.
Friends and family will be invited to a continued celebration of Kathleen’s life, at a later date.

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Robert Doelle

Posted at 03:02pm
My condolences to the Overton Family. I so much enjoyed getting to know Kathleen. She truly glorified God and Christ in our communication when I first got to know her at Broadneck EP! Kathleen does have a heart for the Lord! I will miss the one on one communication I had with her, but know I will see her in Heaven!!!!!!!

Robert Doelle


Posted at 04:26pm
Kathleen I can hear you singing It is Well with My Soul. In the midst of pain you spoke those words to me often. You knew how to reach up and touch heaven and then pass it on to those you loved. May you rest being cherished in the Arms of the One you loved the most. Your friendship was one of my most precious. Prayers for Mark, the kids and family with much love.

Hannah King

Posted at 11:53am
My Aunty K was one of the most beautiful, godly people I knew. She radiated Jesus’ love to me, and I know she did to everyone she came in contact with. I cannot believe I am writing this on her obituary - I don’t, cannot think of her as “dead.” I know she herself is alive, more alive than she has ever been. But here on earth is where the pain is. I will never “get over” her passing. There is an Aunty K shaped hole in my heart that cannot be filled by anything else.
She loved me and she loved what I loved. Once she and my mom flew home from Oregon to our house where they had been visiting their mom. They got home around midnight, and Aunty K had to get up early and fly home to her home in Maryland. But she took the time before going to bed to read the three new chapters I had written. Later after she had gotten home, she called just to tell me how much she had loved one of the chapters. That was the kind of person my beloved Aunty K was - selfless and loving, and I could feel not only her love but the love of Jesus through her life.
Jesus gave me a story about a year or two ago, about a little girl who dances at the funeral of a believer and says that if the person who died is in Heaven, that should make us happy. Aunty K loved the story and wanted many people to read it. I know she would want us to dance and be grateful for the gift of Heaven and eternal life. Quite frankly, I know that sounds callus and preachy. Quite frankly, I don’t feel a bit like dancing. I cried reading Aunty K’s obituary. Obituaries are for people who died - I cannot believe Aunty K died! I have to keep thinking about the truth - that she is not “gone,” only “gone ahead.” I can imagine Jesus telling her, “Well done, My good and faithful servant.” I love her and I miss her. I always will. I look forward to seeing her again.

Franni Fallon-Klassen

Posted at 05:31pm
What an amazing friend, mother, wife and human being. I miss her every day, and feel so blessed to have been your friend. Until we meet again in heaven!

Joy muir

Posted at 05:50pm
I loved talking to Kathleen on the phone. I enjoyed talking with her as her United Health care case manager. I will miss her sweet voice.

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