03/12/1931 – 10/06/2009

PHILO: Anna P. Beardsley, 78, Philo, she went to be with her Lord surrounded by her loving family at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at her home. Anna was born March 12, 1931 in Caldwell the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Sharkus. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Anna is survived by her daughters, Christal (George) Swingle of Philo, Cheryl (Ernie) Varhola of Caldwell and Sue (David) Jones of Zanesville; her sons, Michael (Sheila) Beardsley of Norton, VA, Jeffrey (Brenda) Beardsley of Zanesville, John (Cindy) Beardsley of Roseville, Robert Beardsley of Philo, Donald (Jackie) Beardsley of Nashport, Thomas (Holly) Beardsley of Hilliard and Paul (Lynn) Beardsley of Nashport; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren; her sisters, Mary Niswonger of Caldwell and Wilma Gossman of Crooksville; and her beloved dog, Abby.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John P. Beardsley who passed away in 1974; her companion of 30 years Gene R. Kuntz who passed away in 2007; a brother, Charles Sharkus; a sister-in-law, Lillian Sharkus; two brothers-in-law, Donald Niswonger and Gene Gossman.

Visitations will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, where funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in St. Anns Cemetery, Philo.

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