Lillian Florence Overholt (1910-1996)

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Lillian Florence Overholt Bayha
Bliss Twp. Cemetery
Born: 24 Jun 1910 Levering, Emmet, Michigan
Died: 1 Apr 1996 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Oscar Leonard Overholt
Mother: Lena Ada Ericks
Siblings: Lillian Florence Overholt
Herbert Martin Overholt
Lee R. Overholt
Isabel B. Overholt
Spouse: Leon Robert Bayha
Married: 30 Jan 1937 Levering, Michigan
Children: Betty Jean Bayha
Robert Leon Bayha
Sandra L. Bayha
Baby Girl Bayha


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 2 Apr 1996:

Lillian Bayha, 85

Lillian Bayha, 85, of Petoskey, died April 1, 1996, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. The Rev. Dave Behling will officiate, and burial will be in Bliss Township Cemetery.

Mrs. Bayha was born June 24, 1910, in Levering, the daughter of Oscar and Lena (Ericks) Overholt. She grew up in Levering, attended South Bliss School and graduated from Pellston High School.

On Jan. 30, 1937, she married Leon Bayha in Levering, and he survives.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bayha made their home in Levering, where they operated the family farm. In 1957, the couple moved to Petoskey, where they have resided since.

Mrs. Bayha was a wonderful wife, mother and friend.

She enjoyed sewing, was a 4-H leader and was active in the Emmet County Extension and the South Bliss Grange.

Survivors include her husband, Leon; three children, Betty Thorp and her husband, John, of Brutus, Sandra Ball and her husband, Allen, of Columbiaville, and Diane Bayha of Petoskey; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Martin Overholt and his wife, Helen, of Levering; and by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bayha was preceded in death by her son, Bob, in 1993; her sister, Isabelle Bayha; and her brother, Lee Overholt.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Emmet County Medcal Care Facility. Envelopes for memorials are available at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, where visitation will be held from noon until the time of service on Wednesday, April 3.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Bayha, Leon & Overholt, Lillian
Date of Marriage: 1/30/1937
Liber: 5
Folio: 15
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
BAYHA, Lillian
Date of Death: 4/1/1996
Liber: 1996
Folio: 107
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI.
Bayha, Lillian (Overholt)
Age: 85
Born: 6/24/1910
Died: 5/10/1996
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Bliss Township, Bliss
Obituary: on file - PNR 04/02/1996
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 23 Sep 1996, Obituary: Bayha, Leon Robert
  • Petoskey News-Review, Friday, 10 Jun 2005, Obituary: Thorp, Betty Jean Bayha