Nila A. Beaver, age 91, of East Ave., Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, August 7,  2018 due to injuries sustained in a fall. 

She was born in Miami, FL, December 31, 1926 to Clayton R. and Celia R. (Border) Kaufman.  Nila was a 1944 graduate of Conemaugh Twp. High School and received her secretarial degree from Thiel College. 

Nila was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville, where she was active with the Altar Guild ant the music with Sunday School as well as serving as the assistant financial secretary.  She was a member of the Greenville Orpheus Club and had served as the treasurer of the Hospitality Shop at UPMC Greenville for 30 years. 

An accomplished pianist, Nila served as the rehearsal pianist for the Messiah in Greenville for many years and had been an accompainist for many local musical recitals.  Her other interests included knitting, reading and working on crossword puzzles. 

On June 10, 1950, she married Charles A. Beaver,  he passed away January 27, 1991. 

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Alice Irvine and her husband Philip of Renton, WA, Rebecca A. Johns and her husband Jeffrey of Hermitage and Caroline A. Kuwada of Kent, WA; four grandchildren Allison Adams and her husband Brogan, Amy Stroup and husband Dollen, Laura Sonney and her husband Josh and Matthew Johns and six great-grandchildren, Charles Shaffer, Madelyn Shaffer, Cason Connelly, Brayden Stroup, Oliver Stroup and Ava Sonney. 

She was preceded in death by her father, her mother Celia R. Clarke and her husband Riley and a brother John Lee Kaufman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA 16125 or Greenville Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 354, Greenville, PA 16125.



    August 10, 2018    

    Becky and family,
    Your mother was such a queenly, friendly lady. She and Charlie were two of the many adult role models we have had at Holy Tirinity.

  2. Lurita Soult Mock Lurita Soult Mock
    August 14, 2018    

    My name is Lurita Soult Mock and I am a sister to Terry. He told me of your mother’s passing which has brought back many fun memories with the Beaver family when I was growing up in Greenville. Loved seeing the video with all of your great family. Please accept my condolences and love to you all..

  3. Sue Wasser Beatty Sue Wasser Beatty
    August 20, 2018    

    Mary Alice, Becky and Caroline,
    I just learned about your mothers passing and wanted to express my deepest sympathy. I have many wonderful memories of her and our growing up on East Avenue. I always thought a lot of your Mom and Dad and what wonderful people they were and what great neighbors they were. Please accept my condolences and know that you are in my prayers. Love, Sue Wasser Beatty

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