Beaverson, Jana

Written by David Green.

Jana Sue Beaverson, 51, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 9, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.

She was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Athens, Ohio, to Lowell and Ann (Cox) Beaverson.

Jana graduated from Gorham Fayette High School with the Class of 1977. She obtained her license to sell insurance in 1993 and has since worked for her father’s business, Lowell Beaverson Insurance Agency, in Fayette.

She was a 20-year member of the Fayette Lions Club, serving 15 of those years as its secretary. She also belonged to the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary Post 368 for 22 years, and was a member of the Fayette American Legion.

Jana had a love of history, and was especially fond of the Civil War era. She was active with the 21st Ohio Civil War Reenactment Unit and the 21st Ohio Ladies Auxiliary Reenactment Unit.

Surviving Jana are her father, Lowell, of Fayette; mother, Ann (and Kenneth) Lemley of Adrian, Mich.;  special friend, Myron Hallett, of Fayette; four sisters, Lisa Beaverson of Hillard, Ohio, Karen (and Marten) Claussen of Derry, N.H., Ellen Beaverson of West Unity, Ohio, and Susan Gochanour of Hillsdale, Mich.; step-brothers, Kenneth (and Lori) Lemley II of Jasper, Mich., and Kinsey (and Janet) Lemley of Blissfield, Mich.; one step-sister, Dawn (and Jason) Fisher of Blissfield; four nieces and three nephews; and her beloved cats, Callie and Keyes.  

Jana was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Ann Marie Beaverson; her paternal grandparents, Lowell and Lelia Beaverson; and her maternal grandparents, Robert and Ethel Cox.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Fayette Lions Club.

  • Front.cowboy
    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.base Ball
    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016