B. Beverly Gage, 84, of Granville passed away in her home surrounded by family on August 5, 2017. A memorial service is planned for September 9, 2017. The service will be held at 2:00 pm at St. Luke’s Church, 107 E. Broadway, Granville, with Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Applegate as celebrant. There will be a short reception at the church following the service. Visitation with the family is also planned on Friday September 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville.
Beverly was born in Hazel Park, Michigan in 1933 to the late John and Barbara (Warner) Lewis. Growing up in Michigan, Beverly met her husband, Leon Gage, at a family wedding in 1948. They married and started a family in Michigan. After Leon accepted a job in Ohio, the young couple looked for a new place to settle. Beverly fell in love with Granville and the family moved there in 1962. Beverly and Leon raised five children and were very active in all their activities. She served as a leader of Girls Scouts, 4-H, and United States Pony Club. Beverly loved dancing, stitching, embroidery, reading, and gardening. She also spent time volunteering at the food pantry and the Granville Historical Society.
While raising her children and working part-time at Denison University, Beverly achieved high academic honors and graduated from Ohio University where she studied Library Science. At Denison, she enjoyed working in Archives and Government Documents and reluctantly retired at the age of 80. Beverly also served with the Government Documents Round Table of Ohio, Library Consortium Convener and Ohio Five Government Documents which included Denison, Kenyon, Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin.
Beverly is survived by her husband Leon; children, Denise, David, Cathy, Diana and Paul, and their families, and her sister, Margaret; and many loving extended family members.
Family and friends are encouraged to share thoughts, condolences, special pictures, and personal memories at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Church with the funds to be designated for the garden fund. Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 82, Granville, Ohio 43023