Virginia L. Beers

| February 5, 2019

Virginia L. Beers, 86, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, in the early hours of the morning at the UPMC Montefoire Hospital in Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 26, 1933, in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Elizabeth (Schelling) Pfendsack. She was a 1951 graduate of Oil City High School.

On November 11, 1955, she married the love of her life, Harold Beers; he preceded her in death on April 6, 2018.

Virginia worked at Quaker State for 8 years before devoting her love and energy into raising a family.

In her spare time, Virginia kept herself busy with a variety of hobbies and pastimes. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, where she served as a deacon at one time. Virginia was also a member of the National Honor Society, enjoyed bowling on the Elks Club bowling team, crossword puzzles, sewing, crafts, and camping.

Most of all Virginia cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Virginia is survived by her two sons, Mark Beers (Val Jean) of Franklin, and Gary Beers of Meadville; her daughter, Shelley Readel of Erie; her grandson, David Beers (Kristen); her step-grandson, Linn Campbell (Krissy) of Seneca; and her 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her brother, James S. Pfendsack.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M.

Funeral services for Virginia will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., starting at 10 A.M., with Reverend Barry Jenkins, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, officiating.

Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to honor Virginia to the Sandycreek Volunteer Fire Department, 624 Congress Hill Road, Franklin, PA 16323.

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