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.

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