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May 3, 1946 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 72)
Beverly Gerard of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Kettering Medical Center after her courageous battle with severe emphysema/COPD. She was born to Richard and Mary Moore on May 3, 1946 and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1964. She is survived by her loving husband Gale Gerard; daughter, Kristi (Brad) Hayslip of Clarksville; son, Matthew Smith of Indiana; step daughter, Michelle (Neil) Joyce of North Carolina; stepson, Mike (Lisa) Gerard of South Carolina; and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Bonnie (Homer) Mathews of Wilmington; brother, David (Joanne) Moore of New Vienna, and special, close friends, Marcia Ames of Wilmington and Michele Norvell Corbin of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard (Betty Murphy) Moore and Mary (Carl) Buckley. Bev worked at Highland Enterprise in Hillsboro and then came to work at Champion Bridge in Wilmington where she worked for over 20 years before her health forced her into retirement. She loved to read and so enjoyed their dogs Max and Ginger. She always had a smile, such a caring, positive attitude, and so much love for everyone. She also loved her church, The Church of Christ of New Vienna, and was disappointed when her failing health prevented her from attending services and events there. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, with a memorial service following at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the New Vienna Church of Christ on the corner of State Route 28 and State Route 73. If desired, donations in Bev's memory may be made to the New Vienna Church of Christ, 148 West Street, New Vienna OH 45149.
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