Grace L. Beaver

November 22, 1926 ‒ August 17, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Grace L.  Beaver, age 90, formerly of Galena, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Marion General Hospital.

She was born on November 22, 1926 in Kilbourne to the late Carl and Dorothy (Fegley) Vining. Grace was a graduate of Brown High School.

On a blind date, she met her husband and loving companion: Richard “Dick” Beaver. Together and through their 61 years of marriage they raised a family and shared a wonderful and fun filled life. They golfed together and traveled extensively, sadly Dick passed away on July 29, 2009.

For 34 years Grace worked as a secretary for the Sunbury Clinic and Dr Godshall’s office.

A resident of Galena for over 50 years, she was a longtime member of the Galena United Methodist Church, where she played the organ for 30 years. She was also a 60 year member of the Galena Sunbury Euchre Club and the G & T Club. Grace was an avid cross stitcher and crafted stick pin Christmas ornaments.

She was devoted to her husband, children, and especially her grandchildren, never missing a game or event in their support. She also enjoyed a passion for the village of Galena and her front porch swing used to observe her community. Grace will be remembered for her love of family and caring ways.

Grace is survived by son: Jim (Marty) Beaver of Marion, daughter: Joyce Beaver of Westerville, Grandchildren: Molly  Levings, Brandon (Jena) Beaver, Emily Beaver (fiancé Toby Boeckman), Richard Beck, Great-grandchildren: Logan Levings, Ashlyn and Garrison Beaver, sister-in-laws Shirley Vining of Delaware and Genevieve Beaver of Sunbury, nieces, nephews, extended family, and a host of neighbors.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Merlin Vining in 2002.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61 at SR 3, Sunbury where services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., interment will follow in Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Galena United Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road, Galena, Ohio 43021.

Condolences may be expressed at:

  • Jim, Joyce, and Marty sorry for your loss. Dick and Grace were a great team and allot of good memories.

  • Jim, Joyce and Marty…………
    I will always remember seeing your mom and dad on the porch relaxing. God bless!

  • Our sympathy to your family. Grace and Dick were wonderful friends to my parents Charles and Betty Sheets. Grace and Charles graduated in the same class of 1944 of Brown High School. Dad and Grace had a wonderful visit in June reminiscing about their school days. Grace will be missed.
    Margie (Sheets) and Fred Saull, Charles and Betty Sheets

  • Jim and Joyce,
    Just seeing the name of your family brings back many sweet memories of the good old days in Galena. Always remember them sitting on the porch. Sorry for you loss.

  • So sorry for your loss. Grace was the sweetest woman I know. She was very compassionate person. Very kind and always a smile on her face! My prayers are with you and you family.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We were just talking about her Wednesday at our dinner. What a wonderful person. Our condolences and prayers to you and your family

    Charlotte and Ed Btown

  • Prayers and Condolences to the Beaver Family. So sorry for your loss.

    Jerry and Rita Miller-Young.

  • So sorry to hear of this. Grace was the most kind person I could have ever met!
    Her and Dick were the best neighbors to my Grandparents …. Ferd & Nannie Hubbard !!! May God be with the family 🌷

  • My condolences to the family of Grace L Beaver
    Please fine comfort in God promise word Isaiah 33:24;no resident will say i am sick and even death will be no more no mourning no outcry no pain be no more Revelation 21:4; may this family find peace of mind during this time so sorry my prayers are with you

  • Jim and Marty
    We just talked about your Mom and now she is gone. Found memories of the time spent at your house during those school years.
    God be with you during this time of loss.

  • Joyce and the rest of the family. So sorry for your loss. Remember Grace so well at the doctor office. Prayers for everyone.

  • Many heartfelt condolences to Jim, Marty and Joyce. What a sweet picture of your mother! She no doubt brought much joy to many. Her ninety years no doubt was full and rich. I too lost my own mother at age 87 last year and understand the mixed emotions of losing a parent. Glad she is resting but still missed very much.

    Sincerely Yours,

  • Jim & Joyce,
    When I think of growing up running around Galena, it’s hard not to think of you & your folks. At church, playground & ball park I remember your parent’s pleasant personalities, sharing smiles & laughter.
    May your mom rest in peace, & be blessed in her reunion with your dad.
    God bless.

  • Jim and Joyce,
    Such fond memories of your Mom and Dad when I was growing up. They were always such kind, encouraging folks. My deepest sympathy.

  • Jim and Joyce,

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of your parents.

  • Grace and Dick Beaver, what sweet and caring neighbors they were. Our lives were touched by such love from the both of them. Anna and Christopher would play in the yard and they would get such delight. They are together again. Our sincere sympathy to all.
    With much love, The Underwoods

  • Jim,

    So sorry to see of your Mother’s passing. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Fond memories of Grace and Dick at Church and went to school with Jim and Joyce…… condolences to the family.