Beverly “Bev” G. Deaton

February 03, 1930 ‒ April 09, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Beverly G. Deaton, age 85 of Marion peacefully passed away April 9, 2015.

Bev was born Feb. 3, 1930 in Medina, OH the daughter of the late Dr. Marion & Yvonne (McNeal) Garver. She attended Bowling Green State University where she met D. Elliot Deaton and they were married Aug. 18, 1949. Bev later attended The Ohio State University where she pursued and received her degree in Education. Bev was employed as an English teacher with Marion Catholic High School and Marion Harding High School retiring in 1992 after 23 years of dedicated teaching. Bev made a positive impact on each of the students that came into her classroom.

She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Marion Lions Club and the Marion Retired Teachers Association.

Bev is survived by her loving husband of 65 years D. Elliot of Marion; a son Robert E. (Kathleen) of Denver CO; 2 daughters Barbara D. (Craig) Belton of Corolla, NC and Ann D. (Craig) Blake of Chagrin Falls, OH; 9 grandchildren Trevor, Justin, Taylor, Lauren, Anna, Grant, Brendan, Carli, Brian and a great grandson Elliot.

Bev was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda and a sister Shirley.

Memorial services will be conducted Wed. April 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. The family will receive friends at the conclusion of the service. Private inurnment service at Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bev’s memory, may be made to Marion General Hospice.

The Deaton family wishes to thank these dedicated individuals for their care and compassion.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Bev’s family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Barb and the entire Denton Family,

    Living across the street from the Deaton family on Timber Lane in River Valley
    Territory was always fun and every walk down the street was with a degree of anticipation that maybe the Deatons would be out in their yard. We lost our Mom
    on Feb 3 this year, so we know the sorrow you have now. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that your Mom is fondly remembered by all the Grady’s from 1249 Timber Lane.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dennis Grady
    Severn, MD

  • Dear Deaton Family:

    I have wonderful memories of your mother and of your family. Childhood should be made up of happy times and I fondly remember happy times with your mom. My thoughts are with all of you and may you all find peace in your hearts today, tomorrow and beyond.

    a.k.a. Mello Jello

  • As a hospice volunteer it was my honor to sit with Bev and meet Elliott. I could witness the deep devotion they shared. To my surprise later I discovered that Mrs. Deaton was a special English teacher to my daughter at Harding. I will be missed by many.

  • I was sorry to hear of Mrs. Deaton’s passing. I am a 1977 Harding graduate who was so fortunate to have had this wonderful woman as an English teacher. Not only did she teach me how to construct a decent research paper outline and a cogent thesis statement, she also taught me to believe in myself. Thanks to the positive influence of her, and another Harding teacher, Nick Alex (History), I earned my BA with a double major in History and English, and then I completed my Master’s in Library and Information Science. Mrs. Deaton was such a special lady, and I’m so grateful to have known her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the Deaton family members.