Mary Frances Deaver
February 8, 1924 – February 5, 2018
Mary Frances Quick Deaver, 93 of Staunton passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Brightview at Baldwin Park, Staunton. Born February 8, 1924 in Augusta County, she was the youngest child of the late William Austin and Faye (Blackburn) Quick. On March 29, 1947, Mary Frances married her husband of 50 years, Novice Lanier “Dee” Deaver, long time golf professional at Gypsy Hill Golf Course in Staunton. Mrs. Deaver was a graduate of Beverly Manor High School. She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from Averett College, Danville, VA. During her husband’s tenure at Gypsy Hill Golf Course, she assisted him by running the Pro Shop. Mrs. Deaver was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Staunton. She was an ordained Deacon, served as treasurer, helped start the church’s library, taught Sunday School, volunteered in the church office, helped cook Wednesday night dinners, sang in the Forever Young Singers, and helped wherever she was needed. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Faye Rosser and two brothers, William Austin Quick, Jr. and Richard Rolander Quick. Mrs. Deaver is survived by her son, John Austin Deaver of Cincinnati, OH; a sister-in-law and her husband, Azile and Richard Delpierre of Roanoke; and a number of nieces and nephews and their families. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St. Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. at Thornrose Cemetery with Pastor Steve Traylor and Chaplain Murphy Terry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Edwards/Hale Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church, 406 W. Frederick St., Staunton, VA 24401 or Legacy Hospice, 17 Parkway Lane, Suite 100, Fishersville, VA 22939. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
- Visitation Thursday, February 8, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, February 8, 2018
Mary Frances Deaver
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February 8, 2018
Dear John, How well I remember all those years at First Baptist. Your Mom and Dad were certainly a sustaining force for so many wonderful endeavors. Your Mom was always on my review committee for GA's and your Dad's work with children at the correctional center made them outstanding Christians in my eyes and for so many others. I think of you every time we pass the bungalow on Donaghe St. Lasting memories from snow filled days of sledding and endless piano and organ recitals. My heart is with you.
February 7, 2018
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom, Mary Francis. I vividly remember how kind she was to me when I was a kid hanging out at your home. I wish you all the best for the future.