Beverly “Bev” J. Tomsic

May 20, 1942 ‒ December 16, 2012

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Beverly Tomsic’s favorite advice was “Remember, God is in charge.” She stuck to her faith even in times of trial, adhering to her belief that through God, “everything will work out for the best in the end.” Strong in her faith until the end, Beverly passed away in peace on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Hospice of North Central Ohio with her family by her side. She was 70.

Bev was born May 20, 1942 in Franklin, Indiana, the daughter of Roy and Janet Bridges. Raised in Richland County, Beverly graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1960, and attended The Ohio State University.

On December 6, 1969 she married Joe Tomsic with whom she raised two children. They celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Bev worked as a preschool teacher at Faith Lutheran Church and at the YMCA preschool for over 20 years. She truly enjoyed working with her little angels. She was also the familiar friendly hostess at Derrenberger’s Family Restaurant for 15 years and worked at a few retail shops in the Richland Mall and the bookstore at OSU’s Mansfield Campus.

A lover of nature, Bev enjoyed spending time at Kingwood Center, walking in “her woods” and tending to her woodland creatures. She loved and cared for her kitties, even those she reluctantly took in. A doting and caring mother and grandmother, Beverly cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren, typically in the woods, at the park or even sledding in the winter months. Hearing their laughter made her happy, even in her final days. She enjoyed crocheting, making scarves and blankets.

A member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, for many years she served as second reader. Devoted to her faith, Bev always made time at the end of her day to cuddle up in bed with some inspirational reading.

True to herself, Bev was always available for guidance, often sending clippings and letters of encouragement and support. A wonderful role model, Bev embodied compassion, patience, and generosity. “A gift” to her family and all who knew her, Bev will be remembered for her generosity and graciousness.

Bev is survived by her husband Joe Tomsic of Mansfield, daughter and son-in-law Joy and Ryan Dials of Mansfield, son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Dawn Tomsic of Muncie, Indiana, and four grandchildren Trevor and Megan Dials, Izaac and Linkyn Tomsic.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life with fellowship and laughter will be held in Beverly’s honor Friday, December 21, 2012 from 4-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio (Hospice House in Ashland, Ohio) or First Church of Christ, Scientist. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.

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