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Mary Ann Beverage

Mary Ann Beverage, age 89, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton, where she had been a resident for seven years.

Born January 11, 1931, in Hillsboro, she was a daughter of the late George and Nellie Suttle Simmons.

Mary Ann was a 1949 graduate of Hillsboro High School, and was Valedictorian of her senior class. She married Forest Jake Beverage June 17, 1949. She worked as a Grocery Store Manager for C.J. Casdorph for more than 20 years. When the grocery store chain closed, she went to work at Denmar Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide.

At the age of 50, Mary Ann went to Region IV Nursing School and became an LPN. When Denmar closed in 1990, she went to work at Pocahontas Continuous Care Center, where she worked until retirement.

Mary Ann attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro and was very active in Eastern Star. Her favorite pastimes were to crochet and sit on her front porch.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Jake Beverage; four brothers, Elmer, William, Calvin and Marion; and a sister, Dora Lee.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Walker, and husband, Curtis, of Hillsboro; a grandson, Jamie Walker, and wife, Debbie, of Marlinton; a granddaughter, Marcy Price, and husband, Scott, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; and four great-grandchildren, Brady, Keely, Addie and Wylie Price.

Funeral service was held March 3 at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye with Pastor Donnie Brown officiating.

Following the service, Mary Ann’s wishes for cremation were honored.

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