Beverly J. Alexander

December 31, 1939 ‒ November 24, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Beverly J. Alexander went to be with the Lord Monday, November 24, 2014 in Hospice House in Ashland surrounded by family and friends. She was 74.

She was born December 31, 1939 to parents Curtis & Bertha (Ginter) Smith in Mansfield. Bev attended Mansfield Senior High and was a lifetime area resident.

On January 18, 1958 she married Mel Alexander and together they spent 45 wonderful years until he passed away in 2003.

Bev worked as a real estate agent and was owner/broker of Woodland Realty in Mansfield. She later transitioned into a position with Allstate as an insurance agent. She was very much a people person and truly enjoyed her work.

In spare time, she took pleasure in reading, knitting, and travelling. But above all, Bev cherished spending time at her lake house and time with her friends and family. She will be remembered as a caring & giving person who went out of her way to help others.

Bev was a regular attendee of Berean Baptist Church.

She is survived by four children & their spouses: Jeff & Kathy Alexander of Mansfield, Joni & Rob Hassmann of Lexington, Jim & Krista Alexander of Lexington, and Monya Graham (fiancé Pete Zeides) of Ontario; a nephew and niece she raised as their own: Glen Massey of Mansfield, and Lisa & Andrew Printz of Ontario; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters Donna Parrella of Ontario and Shirley Day of Mansfield; dear friends Gloria Pirrgo, Doris Bechtel, and Harry Sowers; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special Chihuahua, Sparky.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings Adrian Smith, Melvin Smith, and Sandra Massey.

Her family will receive friends 12 noon – 3 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2014 in the sanctuary at Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Rd in Mansfield, where a funeral service honoring her life will immediately follow at 3 p.m. and Pastor Bill Heaton will officiate.

Contributions in her memory to Berean Baptist Church, Hospice of North Central Ohio, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made at the service.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bev’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Trough all the years of tears and laughter I can say many things but the two that come to my heart are class and patience. I loved her like she was my own mother and cannot imagine a day when I will not think about one of her crazy sayings or stories that would always bring a smile to countless lives. I am so greatful she was part of my life and sorry for everyone who knew her.

  • Joni and family,
    I was truly sorry to hear about your mother. She was a beautiful woman, the DVD
    brought tears to my eyes. Now she is at peace and is comfortable.

  • I always felt like family with Bev. She always treated me kindly & never turned me away as a neighbor kid growing up with her kids. She always had a big smile for me & a kind word. And after becoming an adult, she still had that big smile for me & loved to laugh about how we behaved as kids. I will miss you Bev. My thoughts & prayers are with you Jeff, Joni, Jimmy, & Monya.

  • She always had that warm, welcoming smile! She passed that down to her children! A very special lady! Wonderful tribute video!!! God bless you all!!!

  • Bev was a wonderful woman and will he missed by all lucky enough to know her. My deepest condolences to the entire family. RIP

  • to bevs children, grandchildren, and sisters, i only knew bev a short time while providing care in her home, i truly was so taken by the love this woman had for her family, and how she loved you all, we shared a short time together and i grew to love her so, simply because of her heartfelt love for her friends and family, her love and compation touched me so, i truly was blessed to have been given that time with this beautiful lady, thankyou so much for sharing her family pictures on line, may god bless her as i know he will and may he surround each of you with his blessings and her love always

  • i only knew bev for a short time while providing care in her home,during that time i was touched and blessed to have met this loving lady. bev loved her family and expressed how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. she shared stories with me of her wonderful husband, and how fortunate she was to have spent the years she had with him, she told me how god was good to her and she had a beautiful life. her faith and love touched my heart, and i was blessed to have known her

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bev was so wonderful. Always with a smile on her beautiful face! I am very glad that I had a chance to know her.

  • to the alexander family, it was my honer to have been blessed to have taken care of your mother. i only knew bev a short time, but was so touched by the love she had for her family, and how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. i felt so much love from her when i would be in her presence,the love and compation radiated from her loving eyes, those beautiful loving and laughter filled eyes i will greatly miss her, she truely touched me

  • To Beverly’s family. We are so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. We know how much she loved her Lake Erie/Marblehead home. We will definitely miss seeing her on the porch. She was a pleasant person and I enjoyed our conversations. Our whole neighborhood will miss her smiling face. We sold her that home in Marblehead and since then we have remained friends. Didn’t know she had such a large family. Her memories will always remain with you and those of us who cared deeply. Christmas Blessings on All of You!! Joy