Beth Ann Beal

July 23, 1951 ‒ May 12, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio


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.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Beal family during this time. Attended school with Beth for many years before she transfered to Northmor. May you feel His comforting arms around you.

  • My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Beth Beal. I am very familiar with the horrible feeling of pain you all must be experiencing right now. Let the God of all comfort provide comfort for you at this time , look forward to the resurrection . John 5:28, 29

  • My heart is heavy hearing about Beth Ann. I pray that God gives all of you peace and comfort. I have many fond memories of Beth Ann and the rest of my cousins at the farm. Wish we would of kept in touch over the years. I love all of you and tell Uncle Austin I am so sorry and I love him too. God bless all of you. Love Nanette

    • It was so nice to hear from you. Sorry that it is under these circumstances.

  • May she rest in peace.
    Prayers of comfort for loved ones left too cherish her memory.

  • I am so sorry. Beth was always a bright spot on Sunday’s. She will be missed. Carrie Salyers, Jon, Caitlin Young

    • Yes, we did have lively conversations in our Sunday School class at Williamsport.

  • Our condolences go out to the family of Beth Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Beal family during this difficult time.
    Randy and Cindy Heidlebaugh Family

  • Sorry to hear of Beth Ann’s passing. I have so many treasured childhood memories of the farm and all my family there. Be at peace. May Grace and ease carry you through this time of transition.

    • I am so sorry to hear of BethAnn passing. I have many great memories of BethAnn and her brothers and the Huvler kids going swimming and fishing at the pond down the road or all the bicycle rides and of course the ice skating and sledding parties with the church youth group. Sleeping in the barns at the many fantastic Morrow County fairs with our 4H club. The memories go on and on. BethAnn will be greatly missed she touched so many lives. Be at peace BethAnn in GOD’S loving arms till we meet again.

  • So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. What a wonderful tribute, very well written. Beth was such a wonderful woman, who has been so very helpful to myself and other childcare providers. Beth would go above and beyond to help in any way she could, and through this program, we became good friends. My heartfelt condolences to the family, and especially to Sadie.

    • It means so much to Sadie to hear about her Mom. Thanks for your kind words.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Hal and Margie Hildebrand

  • I have wonderful memories on the farm when Grandma Helen Maxwell brought us there for Christmas dinners every year and of us going in some woods on the property where there was a stream that they camped at, if memory serves, may GOD have Beth Ann in his arms, Blessed Be!

    • Your memory of the stream by the campground in the woods is correct. Thanks for your kind words.

  • Beth was one of my favorite customers at The Murphy House. So sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I had worked with Beth at JFS. We were hired at the same time in October 1978. We had so many good times at work. She was so loving and caring. She will be missed dearly. You are all in my prayers. I would have been there today, but I just found out tonight.