Beverly Estella McGill, 96, of Mill Hall, died at her home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.
Born to Clara Mary Butler Vonada Burd and Hubert Ohl Vonada on June 8, 1925, in Detroit, she spent her early years in Michigan.
Beverly attended kindergarten in Detroit, and later attended Gravel Point, Fairview, Boalsburg and Centre Hall elementary schools in the Centre County area. She graduated from Howard High School in 1943.
Beverly attended Jacksonville United Church of Christ with her parents.
She met the love of her life, Lewis Alvin McGill, on a blind date. They were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 1947. Due to a storm, the two were married by candlelight in the Jacksonville sanctuary, which was followed by a honeymoon in Atlantic City. The two briefly lived in Lock Haven before making their home outside of Salona.
She worked at Murphys 5&10 in Bellefonte in 1942, and at Sylvania from June-Aug. 1943. From 1943-1946, she attended Lock Haven Nursing School. She entered the Nurse Cadet Corp. in 1945, expecting to go into the service. However, she was needed at Lock Haven Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse from 1946-1975. She was a supervisor for a number of years in the OB/GYN department.
After marriage, Beverly attended the Salona United Church of Christ. She was active in the church, serving on consistory, as a Decon, and as a Sunday School teacher. She also volunteered for the Red Cross.
Beverly was preceded in death by her mother, father, and husband (2017); step-father, Lester T. Burd; son, Edward; and brother, Donald Vonada.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcia J. (Dennis) Bauman of Mill Hall; grandchildren, Douglas Bauman of Mill Hall and Jan Bauman of Raleigh, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salona United Church of Christ.
Services will be held at Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main Street, Mill Hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a noon service.
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