Beverly Mahoney, 83 of Oxford, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford, followed with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday at the church, concluding with a parish vigil service. A memorial fund has been established in Beverly’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .
Beverly Joyce Rourke was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Oxford, the daughter of Raymond and Orpha (Larimer) Rourke. Bev lived her entire life in the Oxford area where she graduated from Oxford High School in 1948. On Sept. 15, 1956, she married Clayton D. “Slick” Mahoney at St. Mary’s Church in Oxford where she was a lifelong member. Bev and Slick raised their family in the area. She also served on the Altar and Rosary Society and the Catholic Foresters. Bev was employed at Centro, Inc. for over 25 years before retiring in 1995.
Bev loved being on the homestead caring for her pets, watching the livestock, looking over the rolling hills, and enjoying God’s gifts around her. Bev was a kind, gentle and loving person, always seeing the good in everyone through her sparkling blue eyes.
Bev’s family includes her children, Kim (Chuck) Hennes of Oxford; Bob (Linda) Mahoney of Oxford; Camelle (Terry) Disterhoft of Tiffin; Brian (Kerrie) Mahoney of Venice, Fla.; and Pat Mahoney (Rose Rohret) of Oxford; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister, Karen (Jim) Tucker of Iowa City; and sisters-in-law, Leanne Miller and Joan (Gordon) Braatz both of Oxford.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Slick; brother, LeRoy Rourke and brother-in-laws, Bud Miller and Ted Mahoney.
Love you Mom. Now go dance with Dad.