Velma C. Beale
October 22, 1938 ‒ September 10, 2018
Velma C. Beale, age 79, of Howard, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 22, 1938 in Fort Benning, Georgia the daughter of Troy and Lucille (Culbreth) Shaw. Velma served in the United States Air Force.
Velma earned her Bachelor of Art and Master’s Degrees in Art Education from The Ohio State University. She taught in the Reynoldsburg school district for 16 years. Velma was a member of the Ohio State Teachers Association and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Ohio where she had served as president for 2 years. Velma was also responsible for the production and distribution of the monthly newsletter for NAMI of Ohio.
She is survived by her husband Edwin Beale; her children, James (Amy) Beale of Texas and Gwenydd Beale of Washington; three grandchildren, Rhiannon and Aidan Beale and Dana Beale. She is also survived by her sister Linda (Lawton) Etheridge of Canton, Georgia.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Edwina Beale and a son, Peter Beale.
Friends may call on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a military service provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will begin at 3 p.m. The family will observe a private burial.
Memorial contributions in Velma’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or NAMI of Knox and Licking County, 15 E. Vine Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Velma C. Beale.