Howard William Beavers

Born: Sun., Nov. 12, 1939
Died: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Howard William Beavers

    Howard William Beavers, 78, of Chillicothe, passed away on January 9, 2018 unexpectedly at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1939, in Kingston, the son of the late Howard Raymond and Myrtle (Pennington) Beavers. On June 12, 1960, he was united in marriage with his loving wife, Betsy (Ross) Beavers, who survives.

    Bill is also survived by his sons, William L. Beavers (Niska Baker) and Timothy A. Beavers; grandchildren, Brittany Baker, Jordyn Baker, Brooklynn Beavers (Isaiah McGowen), and Alec Beavers; great-grandchild, Alana Grace McGowan; and siblings, Carol (Phil) Miller, Lois (Ralph) Wiseman, Gary (Mary) Beavers, and Steve (Cassie) Beavers.

    In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his grandson, Marcus I. Beavers and sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Jackie and Don Dearth and Connie and Coonie Dresbach.  

    Bill graduated from Kingston High School in 1957 where he excelled in sports including basketball and baseball. He retired in 2002 from Mead Research. Bill also enjoyed genealogy, researching a variety of topics, spending time at the library, playing fast pitch softball for Penton Nursing Home, and was fond of attending his monthly retiree dinners.    

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Barry Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at Hill’s.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hill Funeral Home to aid the family with expenses. Condolences can be made on Bill’s online guest registry at

Charitable donations may be made in Howard's memory to the following organization:

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P.O. Box 183, Kingston, Ohio 45644
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Nancy Walker
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Betsy, sorry to learn of Bill's passing.

Nancy Jones Walker

Dennis R Moore
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Betsy, Cecelia and I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Bill. We will miss him. We are sorry for your loss.

marlin zickafoose
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
so sorry to hear of bills passing and he will missed for , prayers to family.

Cathy Carroll
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, I knew Mr. Beavers from the library. I will miss seeing him come in to do his genealogy work. Prayers for the family.

Janet Duve
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Betsy & Family - We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Bill. What good memories we have from KUHS & from our being in each other's weddings so many years ago. May good memories keep him close till you are all together again.

Love & Prayers,
Janet (Delong) & Fred Duve

Ron and Yvonne Madru
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Dear Betsy and Family, Ron and I were so sorry to read of Bill's passing. We have many fond memories of our Penton softball days and our kids playing together. You know how very much I think of you. My heart breaks for you and your family. May God bless you everyday. Much love.

Jeff Miller
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family at this time.

Kevin Prickett
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
On behalf of the Village of Kingston, I wish to express our condolences and heartfelt prayers in your time of sorrow. Bill was a very fine man who will be sadly missed but always remembered.

Dirk Swinehart
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
I have many fond memories of Bill, as I joined Mead Research (MCR) in 1980, worked with him and played volleyball with him on his (sometime) championship team. He was the first former co-worker I met when I returned to Chillicothe in 2014, meeting at the main library, and running into him a few times since.

He was a gentle, interesting man and fierce competitor (and good coach). I will miss him very much.

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