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Beverly A. Farabee

Beverly A. Farabee, 76, of Etna, passed away December 21, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born on May 20, 1937, in Zanesville, daughter of the late Elmer “Ted” and Eloise (Twiggs) Farabee. Bev worked for AT&T for 30 years retiring in 1993. She enjoyed camping at Camper’s Grove and liked playing hide and seek in the woods on her golf cart. Bev also very much enjoyed playing fast pitch softball for 27 years. Becoming quite skilled at the sport, she was inducted into the Women’s National Softball Hall of Fame in 1989.

She is survived by her loving family: Partner, Phyllis Felix; two nieces, Joanna (Donald) Carter and Larissa (Jeremy Geisler) Owen; three nephews, Chuck, John, and Greg (Robin) Farabee; 14 great nieces and nephews; and many other great-great nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Evander “Sonny” and Ted D. Farabee; and two nephews Paul “Cliff” and Chris Farabee.

A funeral service, celebrating Bev’s life, was held December 28, 2013, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Zanesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr., Heath, OH 43056.

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Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Farabee Family.

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