Elsie M. Beachley, 94, of Berlin
Elsie M. Beachley, 94, of Berlin, went to be with the Lord Nov. 4, 2012, at home. Born June 1, 1918, in Brothersvalley Township, daughter of Simon C. and Malinda Belle (Brant) Long. Preceded in death by parents, husband Devon S. Beachley, brothers: John W. and Simon E. Long, and son-in-law John F. Coleman. Survived by children: Anna Belle Bockes and husband Ronald, Berlin, Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Beachley married to the former Linda Brougher, Davidsville, Janet L. Smith and husband Frank, Flintstone, Md., and Simon Beachley and friend, North Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren: Ronald (Cindy) Coleman, Emaline (Martin) Diehl, John Bradley (Christina), and Kenneth (Patty) Coleman, DeVon (Leasa), DeAnna, and Donn (Theresa) Beachley and Delton (Lisa) Smith; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Anna Belle Folk, Grantsville, Md., and Helen S.(Robert) Brant, Somerset; and sisters-in-law: Rita Long, Garrett, and Emily Williams, Cumberland, Md. A 1936 graduate of Berlin High School. Retired from Berlin school cafeteria and Berlin Brethren Church, as custodian. Member of Beachdale Church of the Brethren, Women’s Fellowship and former choir member. Member of Berlin Area Senior Citizens and former volunteer for many years at Meadow View Nursing Center. Elsie cared for many elderly and children in Berlin over the years. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Viewing from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Friday at Beachdale Church of the Brethren. Rev. Tim Vaughn and Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Interment Beachdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to Beachdale Church of the Brethren, 803 Owl Hollow Rd., Berlin, PA 15530, or “In Touch” Hospice, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com.