BEVERLY A. GIRTEN, 72 of Troy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:20 P.M. at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born on November 3, 1939 in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Edgar A. and Christina (Stockton) White. On March 14, 1980 she married John Thomas Girten who preceded her in death on March 21, 2012.
Beverly was a graduate of Sidney High School in 1957. She was employed at Copeland Corp, Friendly's, and Panasonic.
Beverly was a member of Mt. Zion H.U.C.O.G. where she was a part of the "Faith Band." She was known as "Sister Pray up on it" until she moved to Troy where she became a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and sang with the Sisters in Christ.
Beverly leaves to mourn three children, Anthony White of Sidney, Cheryl White of Lima, Erick White of Troy, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, four sisters, Bertha Jones, Pamela Foy, Barbara White all of Sidney, Christine (Wayman) Baucom of Toledo, three brothers, Edgar White Jr. and wife Carolyn of Marion, John Jones and wife Gayle of Troy, Rodney Franklin and wife Melissa of Piqua, a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and three special friends, Ahletta Burns of Troy, Shirley Lee and Barbara Lee both of Sidney. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Paulette White, one brother, Jerome White, and special friend, Frank Lee.
In keeping with Mrs. Girten's wishes, her body will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with Pastor Almeda Warren officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the Girten family at our website, www.cromesfh.com