Beverly Croy, 82, of West Lafayette, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio after an extended stay at Lafayette Pointe Nursing Home.
She was born on April 29, 1937, in Otsego, Ohio, (Muskingum County) where she lived in Monroe township, attended school and met her husband of sixty-five years, Frank Croy.
Beverly worked at Shaw Barton in Coshocton, Ohio and retired from Jones Zylon in West Lafayette. In the early years of her retirement she enjoyed traveling but she battled Parkinson's disease and osteoporosis.
Her husband's health also declined. They were a team, caring for each other in their home and then at Lafayette Pointe until his death in 2018.
Beverly was a faithful member of Fresno Bible Church where she taught Sunday school and VBS.
Beverly was the expert in making homemade noodles for family get-togethers, and there were never any leftovers. Her family and friends often turned to her for advice She was a woman of simple tastes and strong opinions.
Although Beverly didn't have the opportunity for higher education herself, she maintained a home where learning was encouraged and valued. Her children and grandchildren include three high school valedictorians and two salutatorians, and they have degrees in or are studying law, medicine, health information management, chemistry education, sports management, communications, English literature, journalism, and theology.
Beverly was thankful for her children, extended family, friends, and neighbors who continued to visit with her and care for her to the end. She even enjoyed an outing to Der Dutchman with her sisters Marilyn and Addalene in her final days. What happens in Amish country, stays in Amish country!
She is survived by her two sisters Marilyn Mulligan of Middletown, Ohio, and Anna Addalene Eck of Zanesville, Ohio; a brother, Ronald (Nancy) Bradford of West Lafayette; a son Daniel (Donna) Croy of West Lafayette; two daughters, Janice (John) Todd of Zanesville, and Diane (Danny) Olinger of Glenside, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law Carol Bradford of Warsaw, OH; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Wendy) Croy of West Lafayette, Elaine (Marcus) Johnson of Zanesville, Kelly (Brian) Mozena of Akron, Ohio, Travis (Jessica) Todd of Atwater, Ohio, Katharine, Daniel, Kristin, and David Olinger of Glenside, Pennsylvania; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce E and Mildred (Fife) Bradford; three brothers, Dana Bradford, Donald Bradford, and Roger Bradford; and grandson Brian Croy.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 7 at the Free Funeral Home in Coshocton, Ohio.
Burial will be at Coshocton County Memory Gardens