Stanley B. Beery
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RICHWOOD: Stanley B. Beery age 97 of Richwood and formerly of Prospect, died early Saturday morning January 11, 2014 at the Kingston Residence in Marion.
He was born March 26, 1916 in Morrow County to the late Charles Arthur and Belva Leona (Fox) Beery, he was also predeceased by his first wife Norma (Hord) whom he married November 7, 1943 and she died December 28, 1994, two sisters: Harriet McPherson and Elizabeth Wilson and one brother: Charles Beery
Stanley was a proud and dedicated farmer, member of the Richwood First Baptist Church, 1934 graduate of the Prospect High School, veteran of the Army, member of the Prospect Senior Citizens, Richwood Civic Center, the Big Buck Club, he enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, roller skating and playing euchre. In his younger days, Stanley enjoyed having a motorcycle and speed boating.
A person who was very instrumental in the start to his farming was his Ag teacher, Mr. E.R. Smith, Stanley always gave him credit for helping him begin farming.
Surviving is his children, Sheryl Hartley of Richwood, Gary Beery of Radnor, Mike (Denise) Beery of Richwood and Bruce "Buck" (Becky) Beery of Richwood; his second wife, Margaret Jane (Kirk) Ridge-Beery of Richwood; 12 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Mautz of York Center; step-children, Sharon (Joseph) Yantis of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Peggy Smith of Marion, Jacquelyn (Clay) Snyder of Delaware, Larry (Sue) Ridge of Flushing, Michigan and Brad (Kathy) Ridge of Marion; and all of their children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm, there will be veteran services conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans at 7:00 pm on Tuesday following the calling hours. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery and Pastor Jerry Neal will officiate. Stanley's grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers
Memorial gifts may be made to the North Union FFA at 401 N. Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com
Published in the Marion Star on Jan. 13, 2014