Beatrice V. Blevins

Beatrice V. Blevins

BUCYRUS: Beatrice V. Blevins, 93, of Bucyrus, passed away at 1:30 am Sunday in Heartland of Bucyrus.

Beatrice was born April 16, 1920 in Chilhowie, VA to the late Conley and Myrtle (Martin) Rowland. She was married November 25, 1939 to Moody Blevins who preceded her in death November 8, 1988.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandson Philip Smith; brothers Waldo, Bill, Conley, and Paul Rowland; and sisters and their husbands, Pat (Bernie) Weithman, Maxine (Marvin) Blankenbecker, Eilizabeth "Tommie" (Bill) Musser, Peggy (Roger) Freshwater; sister Ima Jean Rowland; and brother in law Bill Hoffman.

Beatrice is survived by daughters Glenna (Larry) Cass, Galion and Mary (David) Young of Naples, FL; five grandchildren, Tracy (Doug) Cleland, Tiro, Jay Cass, Galion, Gary (Tina) Cass, Galion, Terry Smith, Mansfield, and Jill Hartshorn of Delaware; nine great grandchildren; three step grandchildren Krista, Jeff, and Brent; sisters Wilma Hoffman of Mansfield and Belle (Charles) White of Naples, FL; sister in laws Florice Rowland of Crestline, Maxine Rowland of N. Carolina and Barbara Rowland of Alabama; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Beatrice graduated from Riverside H.S. in Chilhowie, VA, moved to Bucyrus in 1948 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She retired from Swan Rubber and following retirement delivered meals on wheels. Beatrice enjoyed her grandchildren, being with family, playing cards with her friends, playing bingo, and her church family.

The family will receive friends at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-7 pm. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm in Crawford County Memory Gardens with Rev. Paul Dalrymple officiating.

Memorials may be given to Home Care Matters or the First Baptist Church through the funeral home and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com

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Published in the Telegraph-Forum on May 6, 2013