PSU announces funeral plans for Jack Overman

PSU announces funeral plans for Jack Overman

Pittsburg State University announces funeral plans for the legendary PSU figure, Jack Overman. He passed away on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Overman celebrated his 100th birthday on August 23rd in the student center that bears his name.

PSU President Steve Scott says “I admired, as I’m sure you did, his passion for Gorilla athletics, his commitment to individual students, and his enduring love for our institution, as well as for the entire community of Pittsburg.”

Overman was a yell leader at the university and then joined the Kansas State Teachers College. He went on to serve as the director of the student center for many years. It was rededicated in his name in 1985 to become the Overman Student Center.

According to PSU, the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at Brenner Mortuary, 113 E. Fourth. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery.

If you’d like to remember Jack, memorials may be given to the Jack and Doris Overman Scholarship Fund at the First United Methodist Church, the Jack and Doris Overman Scholarship Fund at the YMCA, or the Jack and Doris Overman Scholarship Fund at Pittsburg State University. Memorials may be left at or sent to Brenner Mortuary.

You also may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.

“I encourage you to take a few moments to read more about him and his life. His spirit, his enthusiasm, and the impact he had on Pittsburg State will not be forgotten” says Scott. “Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla.”

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