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Mary Margaret Beall

December 29, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Mary Margaret Beall, 89, of Parkersburg, died Dec. 26, 2012.

She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Dr. Clem S. Morris and Winnie Fae Morris of Smithville and Harrisville, W.Va. Margaret graduated from Harrisville High School in 1940, and Sullins College. In 1942, she received a BA degree from the University of Michigan. While at U of Michigan, Margaret completed flying lessons and earned a student pilot license. An avid traveler, she visited 50 U.S. states and over 32 countries. She served as agent for Morris Beall Oil and Gas Company for more than 20 years before retiring. Margaret was active in Lamba Chi Omega Sorority, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered for the Red Cross and at one time was active in Democratic Women's work. For many years she attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Russell G. Beall of Burnt House, W.Va.; Margaret and Russell were married on Jan. 1, 1948; son, Dana B. Beall and his wife Peggy of Williamstown, W.Va., with three children, Brett, Scott and Nicole; and daughter, Donna Beall-Bishop and her husband Donald of Sanibel, Fla., with one son, Jeffrey.

Margaret's family would like to give special thanks to Anna, Bobbi, Judy, Karsun and Tisha, who cared for her in final days.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. William Thomas and Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial will be Monday at the convenience of the family at the IOOF Cemetery in Harrisville, W.Va. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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