|Birth: ||May 24, 1951|
If you come across this memorial...as far as I know I have not died yet....but I wanted to set this up so that I could have pictures and links to those I love, and since my son's are not into genealogy, I don't think they will ever know this is even on here, so I thought I would write a little and tell you about Beverly.
I was born to my Mom and dad, Dale, in 1951. They were not married, and I should have been given her "McDonald" name....but I am proud to be a Sprowl. My Grandpa McDonald actually named me. Mom was going to name me Betty Elizabeth. Grandpa came into Wadsworth Hospital, and said, "Patty, I want you to name her Beverly." No one in the family had that name, or had even heard that name. She asked him why, and he said he had just finished reading a book about a Beverly, she was kind, loyal, funny, adored and she could get herself into trouble and out of trouble with her "attitude" and brave. Since we were Irish, he liked that in a person, he wanted his first granddaughter to be just like her. So that was my name. (I found the book when I was in my 50's, read it and enjoyed knowing my Grandfather had read the same words. Beverly of Graustark written by George Barr McCutcheon, copyright and published 1904.
My Uncle Nate was in Korea, and was killed the same day he received the letter that I was born...he was so happy...and was showing the baby picture of me to his troops....I'm so glad he had some happiness on his last day. He was a hero...he was killed trying to retrieve some of his men's bodies who had been killed in an ambush...he wasn't going to leave their bodies behind.
I went to Cloverleaf High school...which I hated at the time, but loved one of the teachers, very much Mr. Barrick he was so helpful in bringing me out of my shell. I didn't want to be at school, I wanted to be out in the woods, or playing some musical instrument, or singing my heart out. I thought myself as a white Aretha Franklin...music and dancing was my passion. I won the title of Miss Chippewa Lake in 1967 and was 1st runner up in the Miss Honey Bee contest for Medina Co. the same year. I spent so many hours at Chippewa Lake Park, and have such good memories of my friends in Rittman, especially at the "Staff" a dance club.
I was abused....but loved. My mom had a very bad temper...and after she was done with her "pattymcdonald fit" as she would call it...she was just a wonderful Mom.
I had wonderful grandparents who loved me and taught me so much... Granny Mable and Grandpa Bob and Gramma Hilda and Grandpa George .
I have always loved to tell jokes and have never been afraid of death or dying...mostly in part to Grandpa Bob. When I was a little girl my grandfather was a grave digger. He used to pick me up and take me with him, getting to the cemetery at dusk, as back then you dug the graves by hand, equipment was a no-no. He taught me to respect a cemetery.
It's the last place and the last chance for the person who has passed on....to have someone remember them.
He taught me to think about that little dash between the birth and death date. That tiny little dash represents the person's entire life.
It doesn't tell you if they were a parent, if they had hardships, if they were rich or poor.
I love cemeteries!!! Everything about them....why....well they are quiet....no one is pretending to be something they are not....and they are peaceful. We need to preserve our cemetery's....our final records of our life. My friends thought I was morbid...but the grave is the last place on earth where you will reside. So I learned to respect life and I believe that is why I enjoy FAG so much....everyone is important to God..I don't know most of the folks I have entered but God knows them, and their life means something to someone. I hope this helps their family and friends, and future generations, who can log on to FAG and find out a little genealogy.
My claim to fame is that I am a direct descendent of John Morton the siger of the Declaration of Independence and the first to die. His GGGrandson Oliver was one of the first pioneers to Medina County, Ohio and their daughter Fanny married Hiram Kellogg Aunt and Uncle to the Kellogg brothers, from Battle Creek MI.
I have two grown sons, by my first husband, a wonderful daughter-in-law who gave me my Granddaughter Sophia Elizabeth...cutest thing EVER!!! and a 18 year old grandson...neither of whom I have met yet....they are out in California...I'm in Ohio....I had a rescued king Doberman, named Adolf , he was my best friend ever...two rescued cats, Miss Lippy and Angel and my two kittys who left before me.. Piggy and Pita who saved my son's life (you can read about it on his link) now a rescued dog named Shadow, who is a sweetie...and a great hubby who puts up with us all.
A wonderful sister who gave me twins and an angel, a brother who gave me "guff" and two handsome nephews. I have so many nieces and nephews and cousins that I love so much. I don't know if its normal for people to love their cousins as much as they do their own sisters and brothers, but I do mine.
I have two brothers and a sister who moved to California with my totally awesome step Mom, and also a Sister Tracy, who I have lost touch with.
I love my church and church family, and am so glad that Jesus Loves Even Me! I am proud to be the pianist and singer for The Beacons and The Lite Notes.
I taught clowning and started Clowns Love Jesus Too!!! and have had hundreds of students...*see the clown picture on this site.
When I am gone....be happy for me. I miss my family that has gone on before, and I look so forward to the day I get to be with them again, and to be with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have no fear about death and would love my family and friends to know I have tried my best, I would ask you to forgive me if I have hurt you, and pray that you will know the peace and love you can have by asking Jesus in your heart.
UPDATE: I have now gotten to see my grandbaby 2ce, she is as wonderful as can be. (2012)
If you would like to see my genealogy information for Sprowls/Biglers/Helms/Evans/Lendons/Kincaids/Mortons..etc.. go to http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/e/i/Beverly-E-Teibel/index.html
OR click on my name at the bottom here to take you to my cemetery links here on FAG
OR click on any of the "blue" names in my bio to take you to their page.
Patricia Louise McDonald Kwas (1932 - 1994)
Created by: Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32889649
Added: Nov. 24, 2014
To my new friend. I have read your bio, and I think you are one remarkable lady. I enjoyed reading about your life. I love the photo of you that your grandma took. I hope that you continue to spread your love for many many years to come.Cindy|
Added: Apr. 11, 2011
Am proud to be the mother of a Army EOD and a Marine....God bless all our military.|
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Added: Apr. 7, 2010
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