Virginia Mae "Ginny" Beverly

July 10, 1922 - December 24, 2009

Virginia Mae “Ginny” Beverly, age 87, of McKinney, Texas, passed away December 24, 2009, in McKinney. Ginny was born July 10, 1922, in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, to George and Martha (Eurich) Tweed. She graduated from Lawrence University. Ginny held two master degrees in Literature and Music. She was the women’s editor for the McKinney Courier Gazette for many years. She wrote the Country Cousins column and covered numerous other social activities in and around McKinney. Ginny was very active in the McKinney Book Club, Halcyon Club, Heard Craig Museum, Eldorado Country Club Ladies Association, and the McKinney Community Concert Association. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in McKinney. She is survived by her son, Bruce Beverly and wife, Anita of Whitewright, Texas; and granddaughter, Carilyn Beverly of Chino, California. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Tweed. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2010 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or to the Heard-Craig Museum at

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Ginny was a delightful lady who spoke often of her family, friends, and community. I enjoyed getting to know her better over the past few years and finding out about her life as a mother, friend, teacher, church supporter and columnist. She enjoyed McKinney and the people here that had become her friends. We attended some of the community performances and it was always a pleasure to be with her as she had a great sense of humor and was always quick to laugh. It was fun to see what she would ware as her wardrobe revealed her sense of style and beauty. Her support of her church and her desire to attend whenever she could was inspiring. I know you will miss her as will I. Sue Monroe Ford, January 9, 2010 I remember Ginny as the voice of McKinney, carefully writing a detailed review of all of the social and special events. She was a very proper lady and good role model for young people attending the concert series at Faubion. JULI Juli Ferraro, January 6, 2010 To all my Mother's friends; She loved McKinney and all of the wonderful people that made Her life both wonderful and full for the 62 years that She called McKinney home. She also enjoyed teaching at Anna H.S. and had some wonderful times traveling with Her students. Thank all of you for fondly remembering my Mother both in this Memorial and the Memorial at St Peter's Episcopal Church. I will miss Her as all of you will miss Her. Thanks for being 'Ginny's' friends. Yours truly, Bruce T. Beverly Bruce T. Beverly, January 2, 2010 Our sympathy to you in the loss of Ginnie. I worked with her at the Courier-Gazette and we also worked with her at the Concert Association. It was always great to see her about and we'll miss her. Jim and Donna Stockwell, December 29, 2009 I can only call her Ms. Beverly. She was one of my favorite teachers at Anna High School. She was special and will be missed by many. Jerri Jamison Woolls, December 29, 2009 No one can replace Ginny. A wonderful, witty and sophisticated lady. She was such a pleasure to work with. May the happy memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Joni Craghead, December 28, 2009 My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I hope you all are comforted by all those that thought so much of Ginny. Ginny was a wonderful person. I worked with her for several years at the McKinney newspaper and she always gave me and my daughter tickets to go see things I couldn't have seen without the free tickets from her. She was so sweet and just a joy to work with. Ginny you will be missed. Sonia Adkisson Tosh, December 28, 2009 I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for many years with Ginny at the McKinney Courier Gazette. She will be missed. Jean Huddleston, December 28, 2009 Ginny was a wonderful neighbor. She'll really be missed on Lamar Street. Our prayers are with your family. Rachel Davis Pittman, December 28, 2009 So sorry for your lost. I worked with her for years and enjoyed working with her at The Courier-Gazette, she was a great person. Doris. Doris E. Posey, December 27, 2009 We will miss Ginny. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you! Denie Burnside Webb, December 27, 2009