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Beatrice Over

Beatrice Over

Wednesday, August 20th, 1930 Monday, October 26th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Beatrice L. "Bea" Over (McElhaney)

Beatrice L. “Bea” (McElhaney) Over, 90, of Chambersburg, PA passed away the morning of Monday, October 26, 2020 at Menno Haven Chambers Point Nursing Center. Born August 20, 1930 in Chambersburg she was the daughter of the late Earl J. and Daisy M. (Hollar) McElhaney.

Bea was a graduate of the former Chambersburg High School with the Class of 1948 and went on to graduate from Wilson College in 1952, and earned her teaching certificate from the former Shippensburg State Teachers College.

Bea enjoyed a wide variety of interests throughout her life. She spent her life pursuing her faith, her family, the out-of-doors and nature, art, music, literature, and gardening. She was a kindergarten teacher for 22 years with the Chambersburg Area School District retiring in 1986. Bea was a member of King Street United Brethren Church where she was a choir member for more than 50 years and also a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Franklin County Art Alliance for many years serving as a board member and secretary; member of Wilson Book Club and also a Girl Scout leader.

She and her husband, the late Seth E. Over, Jr., were married August 22, 1952. Mr. Over passed away February 20, 2005.

She is survived by three children, Susan Frederick and her husband Fred of Greencastle, PA, Brian Over and his wife Mari and Holly Kann and her husband Doug both of Chambersburg, nine grandchildren, Philip (Lauren) Frederick, Trevor (Tiffany) Frederick, Mac Frederick, Alissa (Alan) Woods, Michael (Megan) Over, Nathan (Ashlyn) Over, Brandon, Beth and David Kann; and seven great-grandchildren, Grayson, Olivia, Ryder, Harper, Nolan, Noah and Ellea.

In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by a brother, Lynn H. McElhaney who passed away September 13, 1987.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday October 30, 2020 in the sanctuary of King Street United Brethren Church, 162 E. King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 with Pastor Don Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Norland Cemetery, 2295 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA.

There will be no public viewing; however the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church Friday morning. CDC social distancing and mask guidelines will be in place at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to King Street United Brethren Church, 162 E. King Street, Chambersburg, PA; Bea’s alma mater, Wilson College-Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at www.jdrf.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories page at geiselfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    King Street Church
    162 East King Street
    Chambersburg, PA
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    Friday, October 30th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    King Street Church
    162 East King Street
    Chambersburg, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 30th, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Don Baker Pastor
  • Interment

    Norland Cemetery
    Address not given

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Mac & Bev Mcelhaney

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Mac & Bev Mcelhaney planted a memorial tree for Beatrice Over
Comment | Posted at 01:17pm via Memorial Tree
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Holly kann

Thank you, Bev & Rolland. You knew how much she loved the out-of-doors so a tree is just perfect 😊 Holly
Posted at 02:01pm
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Susan Frederick

That is so thoughtful. Mom loved her summers spent by the lake with the cousins and rest of the extended family. Please take care of yourselves.
Posted at 07:54pm
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Gill Virginia

Sue, I am so sorry to read about your mom. Sending prayers & hugs for you & your family.
Comment | Posted at 01:11pm via Condolence
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Susan Frederick

Thank you, Ginny, for your kindness. We have great happy memories.
Posted at 07:55pm
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F. Perviance

Brian & family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. But it sounds as though she was an extremely intelligent lady who led an active, influential life. May God grant you strength and the assurance that she is in a much better place.
Comment | Posted at 09:25pm via Condolence
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