Beverly King Shields (nee Bruce), 87, of Norwalk, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at Norwalk Memorial Home. She was born in Amherst, March 10, 1920 and resided most of her life in Amherst. Mrs. Shields had also resided in Garfield Heights in addition to Norwalk.
She was a former member of Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst and was also active in the church’s choir, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 325 in Amherst, and had acted in the Workshop Players in Amherst.
During the 1950s and 1960s she was active in the Parent Teachers Association for the Amherst Schools. She helped form and coach the girls softball teams for the Amherst City League.
While residing in Garfield Heights she was a member of American Association of Retired Persons.
During the 1980s she performed with the Harmonettes, a barbershop style singing group, with members being from Lorain County.
Mrs. Shields had been a deli clerk at the Amherst Sparkle Market. In the past she was employed as a secretary at the Amherst Board of Education.
Surviving are three daughters, Leslie Stevenson of Naples, FL, Kendall Gerken of Dayton, Tammy Percival of Amherst Township; four sons, Larry King of Shaker Heights, Kelly King of South Amherst, Toby King of Wakeman, and Regan King of Elyria; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elaine Harlan of Amherst.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Shields; parents, Thomas W. and Madeline Sands Bruce; and a brother, Cletus Bruce.
Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, Monday 12 Noon until time of service at 2 P.M. Rev. Dan Reinke, pastor of Old Stone United Methodist Church, Amherst, officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.