Mabel Alice McGuire Beaver, 92, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center, surrounded by her family.
She was born May 4, 1920, in Gallia County, daughter of the late John W. and Nellie Wickline McGuire. Mabel married Rudy W. Beaver and he preceded her in death in 1989. She was a homemaker and a wonderful mother. Mabel was a foster grandparent at Holzer Hospital. She was involved with the Good News Radio Broadcast for over 40 years. She was a member of Gallipolis Church of Christ in Christian Union.
Surviving are six daughters, Carolyn Kingery and Mary (Paul) Russell, both of Gallipolis, Sandra (James) Kapp of West Columbia, W.Va., Sharon Pickens of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Beverly Byus of Gallipolis and Marsha (David) Hindy of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; two sons, Carl (Kay) Beaver and Larry (Kim) Beaver, both of Gallipolis; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.J. McGuire of Gallipolis and Jimmie Dale (Inez) McGuire, of Crown City; one sister, Eleanor Shelton of Grove City, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudy; two grandchildren, Ronnie Kingery, Jr. and Regina Kingery Johnson; three brothers, Carl, Willis Thomas and Paul David McGuire; sister, Ruth Murray; stepbrother, Everett McGuire; and stepsister, Violet Stumbo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Willis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.
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