Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 20, 2014 11:22 am EST


HOMER — A funeral service for Neil Mason Beever, 83, of Homer, will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Utica Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Main St., with Pastor Terry Holobaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m., today, at the church.

Neil died Jan. 17, 2014, at Kobacker House, Columbus. He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Burlington Township, Ohio, to the late Robert F. and Mary Alice (Mason) Beever.

Neil was a 1948 graduate of Homer High School. He retired Dec. 1, 1985, from Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. as an area manager after 37 years of employment. Neil was an active member of the Utica Presbyterian Church and a member of the Granville Vintage Voices.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jo Ann (Hosler) Beever of Homer, whom he married Dec. 4, 1948; son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Deb Beever of Worthington; daughter, Kayla Campbell of Homer; grandchildren, Sara (Todd) Peterson, Casey (Maresa) Campbell, Marty (Rhian) Beever, Jonel Campbell, Jacob Beever and Katherine Beever; great-grandchildren, Emma and Maggie Peterson, Liam and Grayson Campbell, Brynn and Camrynn Beever, Payton Oswald; and sisters-in-law, Mabel Beever of Homer, Jean Steele of Whitehall, Judy Bennington of Circleville.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, William Russell, Robert Eugene, Charles Clayton and Donald Richard Beever; and brothers-in-law, John Steele and Roger Bennington.

Contributions, if desired, may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica is assisting the family with arrangements.

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