REYNOLDSBURG — Beverly A. Carmichael was born and reared in Mount Vernon, the only daughter of Carl H. and Helen M. (Sites) Blake. She was blessed with six brothers. She passed away April 21, 2009.
Beverly graduated from Mount Vernon High School, class of 1948. She attended The Ohio State University. She was a career civil servant, who worked for Franklin County and the state of Ohio. She retired from service in 1989. Beverly was an active member of First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Myrtle Whited Circle and other groups. She previously was a member of Second Baptist Church and remained involved with the Prayer Cottage. Beverly was a loyal fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians. She enjoyed traveling and was a member of several “seasoned citizens traveling groups.” Another of her great joys was gardening in her flower beds. Beverly devoted her time to God, family, and friends. She never “met a stranger” and was blessed with the gift of hospitality among others. Beverly celebrated 45 years of marriage to Joseph T. Carmichael Jr. on the first day of spring 2009.
She was predeceased by her parents; and four brothers, Carl F. Blake, Harry E. Blake, Harold V. Blake and Ronald H. Blake.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph T. Carmichael Jr. of Reynoldsburg; brothers, Robert E. Blake of Columbus and Norman G. Blake of Reynoldsburg. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Zada M. Blake of Chicago, Ill.; and a nephew, Carl (Marcelline) Blake of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Dr. Paul Large will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. To share memories or condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.