Pauline L. Beal

December 15, 1926 ‒ September 02, 2011

Butler, Ohio

In the village of Butler, Pauline Beal knew everybody…and everybody knew her. In addition to being a kindhearted lifelong area resident who genuinely cared for the folks in her community, it was her business to know everyone: for 15 years she served as postmaster of the Butler Post Office.

A woman woven deep in the fabric of the Butler community, Pauline passed away Friday evening September 2, 2011 in Lexington Court Care Center. She was 84.

Born Pauline Louise Seymour on December 15, 1926 in Knox County to Paul and Elsie (Frye) Seymour, she was graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1944.

An active member of Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, Pauline served on the board of the Butler-Clear Fork Senior Citizens, was a member of Butler-Clear Fork Historical Society and was an ardent supporter of the Clear Fork Booster Club.

Pauline enjoyed reading, traveling and any event that included her family.

She is survived by her children and their spouses Gary & Mary Lou Beal of Bellville, David & Janet Beal of Butler and Sandy Shaffer of Butler; grandchildren Luke & Stacey Beal, Rocky & Lynne Beal, Michelle & Randy Laymon and Angie & Eric Schwegman; step grandchildren Heather Scharver, Donovan Divelbiss and Buck Divelbiss; great grandchildren Emily, Hannah, Maddie, Grace, Max, Jackson, Macey, Eli and Parker; step great grandchildren Nathan, Hailey and Blaine. her sister and brother-in-law Eileen & Ron Boner of Uniontown; brothers and sisters-in-law Sam & Dreama Seymour of Orrville and Paul & Carolyn Seymour of Fredericktown; along with nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Max Leroy Beal in 2000. Also deceased are her daughter-in-law Patsy Beal, a son-in-law Frank Shaffer, a sister Lelia Witzky and brothers Bill Seymour and Shorty Seymour.

The Beal family will receive friends Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: a.m. in Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Gary Kochheiser will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory to Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church or Butler-Clear Fork Senior Citizens may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beal family, and private condolences to them may be made online