Genevieve Beer, 98, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington, W.V., and formerly of Buckhannon, W.V., died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, W.V. She was born April 16, 1913, in Clarksburg, W.V., a daughter of the late Fred and Verna Ethel Barb Riffle. On Jan. 19, 1935, she married Gale Beer, who preceded her in death in 1977.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by two brothers, Willis and John Riffle and three sisters, Lucille Simons, Naomi Henline and Patricia Posey. 

She is survived by one daughter, Anna Lee Given and husband, Stanton, of Thomasville, Ga.; four sons, Edwin Beer and wife, Judy, of Buckhannon, James Cecil Beer and wife, Patricia, of Edgewater, Md., Thomas Wayne Beer and wife, Lydia, of North Carolina and Richard Beer and wife, Cathy, of Waxahachie; one sister, Virginia White of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Beer was a homemaker. Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Cyril Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. 

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Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, 95 S. Kanawha St., Buckhannon, W.V., is in charge of the arrangements.