OBITUARY

Nonnie Margaret Beach Booher

June 12, 1922July 10, 2018

Nonnie Margaret Beach Booher was born June 12, 1922, in Columbus, Ohio. Her parents were Dr. Harry Cornelius Albert Beach and Marguerite Carolyn Schairer Beach. She passed through death to eternal life on July 10, 2018, in Greensboro, NC.

She was named for Nonnie May Stewart Leeds, who became Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark, and was the daughter of dear family friends in Zanesville, Ohio.

She grew up in Bexley, Ohio, and graduated from Columbus School for Girls. She attended Mt. Holyoke College and The Ohio State University where she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. Nonnie was a devoted mother, homemaker, and active community volunteer. She worked as a bookkeeper at the College of Veterinary Medicine and at the Department of Continuing Medical Education at OSU. In 1916 her father was a member of the first graduating class at the College of Medicine at OSU and the building where she worked was the original location of the College of Medicine.

She lived in Upper Arlington, Ohio, for 45 years and moved to Greensboro in 1995 to be closer to her family. While spending time with her family gave her greatest joy, Nonnie loved reading, gardening, collecting dolls and paper dolls, and traveling, especially to the beach. She had a strong faith and was active in her churches in Upper Arlington and in Greensboro. She was predeceased by her older sister, Dr. Jeanne Holmquist and her younger brother, Dr. Charles Beach.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Booher Poag, of Charleston, SC, and her son, the Reverend Bruce Edward Alfred Booher (Penny) of Seneca. SC. She was a loving grandmother to John Booher (Carrie) of Menomonee Falls, WI; Heidi Booher Ewing (James) of Asheville, NC; Katie Poag of Charleston, SC; David McConnell-Booher (Brenna) of Fairbanks, AK; and Lewis Poag of Greensboro, NC. She leaves five beloved great-grandchildren: Sara Booher, Cambridge Ewing, Grace Booher, Luke Booher, and Mitchell Ewing and many nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 16 at 2:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. There will be a reception following the service in the Virginia Gilmer Room. A private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio.

The family greatly appreciates the wonderful caring support provided by her doctors, Greensboro Hospice & Palliative Care, and the many staff members at Well Spring who assisted her over the years. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests a gift be made in her memory to Greensboro Hospice & Palliative Care, Well Spring Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, or to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be shared through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

16 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church

617 N Elm St.
Greensboro, NC

18 July

Interment

11:00 am

Greenwood Cemetery

401 Market St.
Zanesville, OH 43701

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Biography

Nonnie Margaret Beach Booher was born June 12, 1922, in Columbus, Ohio. Her parents were Dr. Harry Cornelius Albert Beach and Marguerite Carolyn Schairer Beach. She passed through death to eternal life on July 10, 2018, in Greensboro, NC, surrounded by her family.

She grew up in Bexley, Ohio, graduated from Columbus School for Girls and attended Mount Holyoke College and The Ohio State University.

Nonnie was a devoted mother, homemaker, and active community volunteer. She lived in Upper Arlington, Ohio, for 45 years and moved to Greensboro in 1995 to be closer to her family. While spending time with her family gave Nonnie greatest joy, she loved reading, gardening, collecting dolls & paper dolls, and traveling, especially to the beach. She had a strong faith and was active in her churches in Upper Arlington and in Greensboro. She was predeceased by her older sister, Dr. Jeanne Holmquist, and her younger brother, Dr. Charles Beach.

Nonnie is survived by her daughter, Catherine Booher Poag, of John’s Island, SC, and her son, the Reverend Bruce Edward Alfred Booher (Penny) of Seneca. SC. She was a loving grandmother to John Booher (Carrie) of Menomonee Falls, WI; Heidi Booher Ewing (James) of Asheville, NC; Katie Poag of John’s Island, SC; David McConnell-Booher (Brenna) of Fairbanks, AK; and Lewis Poag of Greensboro, NC. She leaves five beloved great-grandchildren: Sara Booher, Cambridge Ewing, Grace Booher, Luke Booher, and Mitchell Ewing and many nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 16 at 2:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, with a reception following the service in the Virginia Gilmer Room. The burial will take place at the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00AM.

The family greatly appreciates the caring support provided by her doctors, Hospice & Palliative Care, and staff members at Well Spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift be made in Nonnie’s memory to Greensboro Hospice & Palliative Care, Well Spring Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, or to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.