Carol Lucile Beverage, 86, Batesville, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, after a short illness.
She was born on a farm Feb. 15, 1927, near Mansfield, Ohio, and was the daughter of Erma (Van Antwerp) and John Berry. She graduated from Belleville High School in Ohio in 1945. Following graduation, she helped with the World War II effort in the production of Quonset Hut Buildings for military use.
On Feb. 16, 1946, she married Floyd Beverage in Chillicothe, Ohio, and shortly thereafter, they moved to Terre Haute, where Carol worked at the Atlantic-Pacific Tea Co. In 1962 they moved to Batesville. After the death of her husband July 3, 1978, Carol went to work at the Hill-Rom Co., retiring in 2005 after 27 and a half years. She was a member of the Batesville United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
Carol is survived by her daughters Connie (Tom) Wiley, Westport, Bonnie Holaday, Guilford, Carolyn Beverage, Batesville, and Candace Harmeyer, Batesville; son Curt (Jill) Beverage, Batesville; sisters Dorothy Bender Grubb (Joe), Galion, Ohio, and Annabelle Kochheiser, Mansfield, Ohio; sister-in-law Ruth Metcalf, Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren Stephanie (Todd) Rodgers, Dublin, Ohio, Wade (Trisha) Wiley, Noblesville, Amy (Brian) Heslop, Hartsville, Heather Wiley and fiancée Hunter Davis, Chicago, Reid Meyer, Batesville, Ryan (Tiffany) Meyer, West Harrison, Ohio, Steven Harmeyer, Joe Harmeyer and Eric Harmeyer, Batesville, and Adam Harmeyer, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Waukegan, Ill.; eight great-grandchildren; and special friend and neighbor Rosie Eckstein, Batesville.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, sons Steven and Frank Beverage, two sisters and one brother.
In accordance to her wishes, Carol donated her body to the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Batesville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Dimick and Rev. Charles Flory officiating. A private service will be held later to inter her ashes.
The family requests memorials to the Batesville Area Ministerial Food Pantry and can be mailed in care of the Beverage family to Weigel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Batesville, IN 47006.