Beers - Alva


Rev. Alva Ellsworth Beers (retired), 81, husband of Diane Burson Beers, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

He was born on July 11, 1934 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Alva and Ruth Idele Adrience Beers. Alva was both a retired Methodist Minister and also a retiree from the United States Air Force where he had retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. He held a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State, Master Degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Business Management from the Air Force and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Asbury seminary.

Survivors also include two sons, Michael David (Mabel Bandy) Beers and Alva E. (Connie Kennedy) Beers; one sister-in-law, Helen Beers, seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service was held August 17, 2015 at Bethel Harvest Church in Nicholasville with Pastor Marion Dalton and Mark Keene officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.