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Beverly Jean Ernsberger

July 5, 1947 — March 15, 2023

Beverly Jean Ernsberger, 75, passed away Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, OH after an extended illness and kidney failure. She had resided the past few years at Otterbein Senior Life Neighborhood in New Albany, Ohio.

Beverly was born July 5, 1947 in Mansfield Ohio to the late Donald D. Ernsberger and Leila M. (Umfleet) Duncil. She is survived by brothers Raymond T, John Ernsberger and a sister Elizabeth E. Woodruff.

Beverly grew up in the Mifflin and Hayesville area attending Hayesville School for 8 years. She went on to graduate from Hillsdale High School in 1965. During high school she joined Thespians group in school and enjoyed participating in plays and a musical where she was one of the can-can dancers. If you knew Beverly, being a can-can dancer was outside of her comfort level, at least at that time, but she had a lot of fun. Beverly also had a GOD given talent for drawing and painting. She had an opportunity, after graduation, to attend Art School but decided to marry the love of her life and start a family instead. She married William E. Rush on April 1, 1967 at the Hayesville United Methodist Church in Hayesville Ohio where she had attended church with her mother and siblings. 

Beverly lived in Ashland, Ohio after high school graduation and worked at the A.L. Garber Company until shortly before the birth of their first daughter followed by the birth of their second daughter. Unforeseen circumstances caused this marriage to end.

On September 8, 1973 Beverly married for a second time. She married Robert R. Roush and moved to Marion, Ohio where her husband resided at that time. Due to a job opening at the company where Robert worked at, the family moved to Plant City, Florida and resided there for a number of years. Two sons were born to this union.          

Beverly leaves to cherish her memory; brothers Raymond (Judy) and John (Beverly) Ernsberger; sister Elizabeth (Columbus) Woodruff; step-sisters Diane and Mary Duncil; step-brother Dennis Duncil; daughters Tamara Mejia, and Kathleen (Paul) Landman; step daughter Cameo (Bill) Meadows; son Bryan (Carol) Roush; stepson Tom Roush; grandchildren Vincent Large, Olivia Large, Michael Rush, Fritz Roush, Coralyn Roush; step-grandchild Lydia Roush; great granddaughters Brooke, Bella And Lissi Rush, one great grandson she never had the opportunity to meet; special nephew Thomas Ernsberger and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Beverly was preceded in death by her grandparents Delos and Glenna Ernsberger, and grandparents Jacob and Laura Umfleet, her parents Leila Umfleet Duncil and Donald Ernsberger, brother David Ernsberger, step-brother Terry Duncil, son Timothy Roush, stepson Steven Roush, nephew Nicolas Ernsberger and grandson Zachery Rush.

Arrangements are being handled by Shaw-Davis Funeral Home, 4341 North High St., Columbus, Ohio. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Mount Zion Cemetery, Lucas, Ohio at a later date not yet determined. Chaplin Danny Gordon will be officiating and her committal will follow at that time at Mount Zion Cemetery, Lucas, Ohio.

Our family would like to thank the Nursing staff involved with Beverly's care at Otterbein Senior Life Neighborhood in New Albany, Ohio. We appreciate the excellent care she received and the special care and attention given by her hospice Nurse, Tabitha. Thank you to all the staff who contributed to Beverly's care and for the relationships Bev cherished while residing there.

In leiu of flowers, donations for the Otterbein SeniorLife Life Enrichment program are greatly appreciated and can be received at 6690 Liberation Way New Albany, Ohio 43054. 

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