Lois Beheler Beachler, Class of 1954

Posted Jun 11, 2021

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Lois Beheler Beachler ’54 died May 6, 2021. Ne-Ne was born August 8, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Herbert and Evelyn Beheler. While attending Otterbein College, she was involved in the Tau Epsilon Mu (Talisman) sorority. Ne-Ne met and later married fellow classmate George Beachler ’53. They resided in Westerville for 18 years and together reared three children.

Beginning in 1973, Ne-Ne served as personal secretary to the Reverend Dick Ellsworth of Central College Presbyterian Church, where she worked for 26 years. She knew virtually everyone at the church and, it seems, in Westerville, and made and nurtured numerous lasting friendships over the decades.
Growing up, Ne-Ne learned to play piano ‘by ear’ and, in her adulthood, enjoyed entertaining others at church and social gatherings. She was an original member of Westerville’s Song Spinners vocal group as well as an avid fan and patron of Otterbein’s musicals, plays and concerts. Finally, Ne-Ne was known for her love of colorful clothes, shoes and accessories. She was a talented bargain hunter and her closets overflowed with her many great finds.
Ne-Ne was preceded in death by her parents and sister Donna. She is survived by her brother, Jerry & wife Sharon, daughter Connie & partner Pat, son Jeff & wife Lois Reeser ’81 and son Jud & wife Deborah Hinkle, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was a proud and attentive grandma to Jill Stuart (John), Evan Beachler, Maxie Sprayberry (Austin), Kate Beachler, Anne Beachler and Drake Hinkle (Reese). She was a sweet and playful great grandma to Molly, Henry, Jaden and Rey.