Beverly A. (Rawlins) Gershen, age 82, was called to the Lord peacefully in Beckley, WV on July 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pottersville, NY on March 20, 1937, to the late Richard E. and Nancy (Wright) Rawlins.
Beverly attended Pottersville Central School. She moved to Albany in 1954, where she graduated from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing. She received her license as a practical nurse. Beverly worked for several years at the Children’s Hospital before working in private duty. She then worked as an IV technician at Albany Medical Center for many years.
She moved to Lakewood, CA with her family in 1970, where she became an active member of the community as well as serving in many organizations that her children participated in. Beverly moved to Beckley in 2010 where she joined the North Beckley Church of Christ and participated in many projects. She served as Secretary of the Wildwood Community Tenant Association and was a member of the Beckley Community Choir. Beverly was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Beverly lived a lifetime of service and always put others before herself.
She was predeceased by her sister Susan (Rawlins) Hitchcock.
She is survived by her brother, Richard (Barbara) Rawlins of Flemington, NJ; her sons, Mark (Anita) Gershen of Beckley, WV; Brandon (Danielle) Gershen of Lakewood, CA; Craig (Mable) Gershen of Shady Spring, WV; and Jeffery (Sabine) Gershen stationed in Germany. Beverly is also survived by her grandchildren Lisa, Stephanie, Nikki, Hunter, Craig Jr, Cory, Jordana, Jacob, Brittney, and Justin; great-grandchildren Andrew, Princess, Cory Jr, Jonathan, and Camron; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends and relatives may call at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home at 490 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY on Thursday, August 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Funeral services for Beverly will be celebrated at 12:00 in St. Francis of Assisi Parish, at 391 Delaware Ave. in Albany NY. At the conclusion of the visitation. Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont, NY.
Online condolences may be offered at www.danielkennanfuneral.com
Donations may be made in memory of Beverly Gershen to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr. Beckley, WV 25801
The family would like to thank everyone at the Bowers Hospice House for their loving and supportive care of their mother, Beverly Gershen.