Beverly D. (Bowden) Keating ( – 24 January 2012)

Beverly D. Keating

SHREWSBURY Beverly D. (Bowden) Keating, 76, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late John H. “Jeff” Keating. Following cremation, a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, from Shrewsbury Assembly of God, 234 N. Main St., Shrewsbury, with the Rev. Mark E. Fair, Pastor Robert S. Harris, and the Rev. Dione M. Klepteka officiating. Visitiation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be private. Born July 13, 1935, in Philadelphia, Beverly was the daughter of the late William A. and Lillian L. (Walsh) Bowden. Beverly was a member of Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church, Shrewsbury, and a former member of Daughters of the Revolution (DAR). She was the wife of a retired Lt. Col., U.S.M.C., and had the opportunity to live in many places. Beverly was a 1952 graduate of Landsdowne High School, Delaware County, and earned a Bachlor’s Degree of Education in 1957 from Washington College, Chestertown, Md. She was an elementary teacher for two years in Gracingville, Md., and in Annapolis, Md. for a few years. In later years, she was a substitute teacher. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Beverly is survived by a daughter, Gina K. Brockmeyer and her husband, Joe of Shrewsbury; and a son, Kevin B. Keating and his wife, Kathye of Lancaster. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one brother, William A. Bowden, Jr.; and one grandson, Alex Brockmeyer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern York County School District (SYCSD) Foundation, Dollars for Scholars, Alex Brockmeyer Memorial, P.O. Box 128, Glen Rock, PA 17327. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, is in charge of arrangements.


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