Evelyn Myers Besley
Feb 25, 1915 – Jun 03, 2014
Evelyn Myers Besley, 99 of Mineral, Virginia, widow of William Brooks Besley, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She retired from Besley Implements in 2006 after 48 years as bookkeeper. She spent her remaining years enjoying her family, hummingbirds, plants, flowers and eating out.Evelyn was the sixth of seven daughters born to Jacob Benton and Lumina Peck Myers of Fincastle, Virginia. She was predeceased by her parents and sisters; Kathleen Glasgow, Ruth Myers, Louise Bolton, Mary Walshe, Frances Wade and Lumina Shaver.Surviving “Mama” are her children; Susan (Joseph) Bradford of Mineral, Sarah (Robert) Keller of Louisa, Brooks (Kate) Besley of Bumpass and Lumina (Ronald) Shifflett of Hot Springs. She was “Grandmother/MA” to; William (Shannon) Bradford, Emily Keller, John (Katherine) Besley, Sara (Matthew) Rohr, Craig (Tricia) Besley, Miles (Melisa) Shifflett and Keith (Amanda) Besley.She was “Grandma Evelyn” to eight great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Alexander, Evelyn, Andrew and Isabella Bradford, Matilda Shifflett, Jackson Besley and Henry Besley. Other survivors include numerous nieces, cousins and nephews and “MizKat” (the fifteen year old cat faithfully fed by Mr. & Mrs. B).Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Mineral United Methodist Church, 301 W. Third Street, Mineral, Virginia. Family and friends will be received immediately after the service in Gibson Fellowship Hall.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Mineral United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276 Mineral, VA 23117; Mineral Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 274 Mineral, Virginia 23117; Mineral Rescue Squad, Inc. P.O. Box 534 Mineral, VA 23117, Legacy Hospice, 500 Faulconer Drive,Charlottesville, VA 22903 or a charity of your choice.