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Daily Item Obituaries

September 4, 2013

Mary A. Beachell, 95, Lewisburg

— LEWISBURG — Mary Agnes Beachell, 95, formerly of Danville, and Skillman, N.J., gracefully exited life on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.  

She was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Pittsfield, Mass., a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Johanna (Daly) Craig. She lived her young life in Scranton with her family and five siblings; her surviving sister Margaret Platt currently resides in Lisbon, Conn.

While training at the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing, she met Clarence R. Beachell. He charmed his way into her heart and they were married. Four sons and one daughter were born and lovingly cared for.

Mary raised her children and worked for many years at the Carrier Foundation in Belle Mead, N.J., retiring as the assistant director of nursing. In retirement, Mary traveled the U.S. extensively with her husband.

She was a member of “Happy Joe’s” of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Danville.  

Mary taught needle point and cross stitch and was an avid reader and crossword puzzle aficionado.  

She is survived by son, Joseph R. Beachell, of Cottonwood Ariz.: two sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Jean Beachell and William A. and Nancy Beachell, of Montgomery Township, N.J.; one daughter and son-in-law, Marybeth and Gary Barbato, of Stewartsville, N.J.; and one daughter-in-law, LeeAnn Beachell, of Mobile, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Beachell House, Kelly Beachell Gasner, Kristina Beachell Larson, Jill Beachell O’Neill, Ryan Beachell, Sean Beachell, James Barbato, Megan Barbato and Loryn Beachell; three great-grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.R.; her son Lt. Col. Leo Craig Beachell; and daughter-in-law, Luise Beachell.  

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kreamer Funeral Home, 618 E. Main St., Annville, followed by the funeral at 10:30.

Interment will be with her husband in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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    BROUSE, DAVID O., 82, of New Columbia. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 10:30. Burial in East Side Cemetery, Mifflinburg.
    EBELING, CLAUDIA N., 62, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg, followed by celebration of life at 12:30. Inurnment in Lewisburg Cemetery.
    FAUL, RUTH ANN, 75, of Penns Creek. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Mountain road God’s Missionary Church, Penns Creek, followed by funeral at 1. Burial in Geneva Memorial Cemetery, Conneaut Lake. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.
    GLACE, GEORGE T., 88, of Mount Pleasant Mills. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today with Masonic service at 8:30 at George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas Independent Church, St. Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, followed by funeral at 3. Burial in St. Thomas Cemetery.
    HEIMBACH, DAVID C., 66, of Mifflinburg. Visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by a graveside service at noon in Forest Hill Cemetery.
    HOOVER, ELIAS M., 57, of Selinsgrove. Funeral service at 10 a.m. today at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, 134 Center Road, Mount Pleasant Mills. Burial in Union Township Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Port Trevorton.
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