Beverley I. "Bev" Pearch

Beverley I.  "Bev" Pearch, age 85, of 116 N. Church Street, Sherrodsville, Ohio, died Friday evening, December 6, 2013 in the Aultman Hospital at Canton following a period of declining health.

She retired in 1990 after 22 years service as a custodian for Conotton Valley Schools at the former Sherrodsville Elementary School, where she also worked as an assistant cook.

She was born December 5, 1928 in Roswell, Ohio and was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary Byers Beans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters  Zelma Bair and infant Yvonne Beans.

She was a faithful member of the Calvary United Methodist Church at Sherrodsville where she served as a board member and on a number of various committees.  She was actively serving as co-chairperson of the Conotton Valley Share-A-Christmas program.  Bev was a 1946 graduate of New Philadelphia High School, and a former member of the Sherrodsville Pythian Sisters. She formerly served as a  volunteer at the Carroll Hills School in Carrollton where she was named by the Carroll Hills Council as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for the MRDD in 1993.  Everyone who knew Beverley knew that she was a faithful fan of the Cleveland Indians. Her presence will be missed by her family and her many friends.

She is survived by her husband, Robert R. "Bob" Pearch, whom she married October 15, 1950, two daughters Nancy Pearch of New Philadelphia, O., and Janet Pearch of Sherrodsville,  two brothers, Marvin (Margaret "Boots") Beans and Cleston (Rosemary) Beans, both of New Philadelphia, her "Special Grandchildren"  Paula "P. J." Imes and Cory Imes, both of Sherrodsville, a sister-in-law Leah Riley of Flushing, O., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Kenneth D. Ogg officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. At Beverley's request, memorial contributions may be made to the  Calvary United Methodist Church, P. O. Box #277, Sherrodsville, Ohio  44675.  To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home of Sherrodsville
(740) 269-9225


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