Beverly Kanthak


Beverly Ann (Baker) Kanthak passed from this life to be in spirit on July 21, 2009 surrounded by family
and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.
In Stony Ridge, OH, she was born on April 17, 1947 to Merle and Ruth (Anteau) Layman. She grew up in
Luckey, OH where she graduated from Eastwood High School in 1965.
Later she moved to Arizona where she was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter No. 1642, Ladies
Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Arie No. 2843. Friends, family and grandchildren brought
her back to Ohio.
Her other membership includes the Moline United Methodist Church, Moline, OH. She loved to be outdoors,
read, listen to music, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Beverly will be remembered for her outgoing personality, wanting to help people, her wonderful laugh, a
smile for everyone she met and a very optimistic out look on life.
Beverly is survived by her loving husband Richard "Rick" of 24 years; daughters: Lauri Luce,
Karen (Keith Vincent) Howell, Nichole Luce, Elizabeth Smith; stepson: Tommy (Amy) Kanthak; six
grandchildren: Scott, Danielle, Kirsten, Jacob, Hailee, Holly; great-grandson: Jeremiah; mother: Ruth
Layman; sisters: Connie Eckel, Sherry Layman; brother: Charles Baker and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father: Merle Layman; brother: James Layman; father-in-law: Thomas
Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 3, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marsh
Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Luckey, OH where funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday,
August 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Mary Kay and Rev. Phil Park-Thomas. Interment will be
in Troy Twp. Cemetery, Luckey, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served after the cemetery
committal services at Moline United Methodist Church.
Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the family.
The family would like to express a word of appreciation to the Hospice staff for the wonderful care that
was given to Beverly.
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