Beth Ann Beal
July 23, 1951 ‒ May 12, 2016
MANSFIELD: Beth Ann Beal went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 12, 2016 from OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was 64.
She was born July 23, 1951 to parents Austin Theodore & Frances Elizabeth (Reed) Beal in Galion. Beth was a 1969 Graduate of Northmor High School and earned an associate’s degree from Muskingum Area Technical College in Zanesville.
She worked for Morrow County Job and Family Services until 2004 where she was responsible for teaching, training, and supervising daycare providers. Beth was a foster parent for several children.
She was a member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church where she assisted with Vacation Bible School and the church festival. She attended faithfully until her health declined but continued to be a member of the Sunshine Committee, sending cards of cheer to church members. She enjoyed reading the Bible, journaling and listening to Christian music.
Her life focus was her family, especially her daughter, Sadie and most recently her new grandson, Austin. She enjoyed family gatherings at her parents’ home and camping with her family and neighbors. Beth also enjoyed gardening, assisting her parents with canning, and reminiscing with her parents on the swing in the grape arbor.
She is survived by her daughter Sadie Stoots and son-in-law Jarrod Stoots who is currently deployed in Kuwait and their two-month son Austin Stoots all of Mansfield, father Austin Beal of Lexington; brothers Sam (Carolyn) Beal of Mt. Gilead, Dave Beal of Lexington, and John (Linda) Beal of Lexington; sister-in-law Barb Beal of Lexington; nieces Heidi (Jack) Kegley, Margo (Danny) Dixon; nephews Dan (Nicole) Beal, and Derick Beal; great-nephews Kyle and Tyler Kegley and Eli Dixon; and great-nieces Eva and Corinne Beal and Aria Hartzell.
She was preceded in death by her mother Frances Beal and a brother Ted Beal.
Her family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service celebrating her life will begin at 4 p.m. Her nephew, Pastor Jack Kegley of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ will officiate assisted by Pastor Michael Bloomfield of Williamsport United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions for the future education of her grandson, Austin (please make checks payable to: Sadie Stoots) may be made at her service.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Beth’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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