Mary E. Beverage, 91, of Jacksonville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her home.
Born on Oct. 22, 1922, in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William P. and Helen F. Muller. She worked as a bookkeeper for Collins Department Store and later for Peebles. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Military Widows Association, DAVA, and a past member of LAFRA and affiliate member of NCLPNA.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Strain and husband, Jim of Elizabethtown, Ky., Patricia Beverage of Jacksonville; two sons, Raymond Beverage and wife, Barbara of Manassas, Va., Thomas G. Beverage of Jacksonville; a brother, Francis Muller and wife, Ann of Norwood, Mass.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Beverage of Wake Forest; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, GySgt. (RET) Victor Mills Beverage; son, Victor Michael Beverage; and grandson, Daniel Beverage.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21 at Infant of Prague Catholic Church with Father Ernest Ruede officiating. Burial will follow in New Bern National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation; IOP Catholic Church or to Coastal Carolina Community College Foundation – Beverage Family Scholarship.
Electronic condolences may be left for the family at jonesfh.org.