Bev Hanzie

Beverly Ann Hanzie

June 15, 1940 - May 13, 2017 


Beverly Ann Hanzie, 76, of Creston, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Akron General Hospital surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.

Bev was born June 15, 1940 in Medina to the late Clarence and Mary (Pallotta) Obermiller and was a 1958 graduate of Norwayne High School.  She attended Oberlin Business College and on Dec. 26, 1959 married Ronald E. Hanzie who preceded her in death on March 10, 2005.  In 1960, Ron and Bev established Hanzie Meats in Creston which they operated until 1994 and they took great pride in their work and service to their customers.  She was a great supporter of the Norwayne Athletic Programs and the Norwayne Community and she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting and school events over the years.  Bev loved to travel with family and friends and is remembered for her card ministry which expressed her support and love for people in times of joy, illness and sorrow.  She attended Northside Christian Church and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Bonnie Hanzie, Doug and Kelly Hanzie and Tim and Kim Hanzie all of Creston; her grandchildren who knew her as “Grams”; Tyler Hanzie, Keylee Hanzie-West, Jacob Hanzie, Jed Hanzie, Jay Hanzie,  Drew Hanzie, Megan (Jake) Zimmerly, Molly (Trent) Gasser and Abby Hanzie; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Amelia Gasser and Kelcie Zimmerly;  brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sandy Obermiller of Wooster; sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Jerry Hanzie of Tucson, AZ, Rosemary Csapo of Creston and Barb and Tom Blough of Creston and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ron, her parents and a brother-in-law, Frank Csapo.

Family services will be held at Murray Funeral Home with burial in Sterling Crown Hill Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Tributes may be shared at   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Canaan Township Fire and EMS, PO Box 25, Creston, OH 44217.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 


Name: Eileen and Ron Chaffin and family

We are so sorry to hear of the death of Bev. She was a great lady and was always kind and fun. She always had a great story to tell. Ron fondly remembers times growing up on the family farm with Bev being a great neighbor. And of course being yelled at by her sometimes, but that was Bev. :-) We are thinking of the family during this sad time. Remember the fun times.
With deepest sympathy, Ron, Eileen, Tim and Danielle and Brad Chaffin


Name: Pat Rupp

Rest In Peace dear friend.  I've  so enjoyed your friendship, and our many talks about our children and grandchildren.  Especially memorable for me was our bus trip to Boston and Cape Cod.  What fun we had!  You have set a fine example of sharing for me.  Thank you.  You will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your three sons and their families.
Pat and Earl


Name: Cori Booth

Hanzie Family,

I got to know your Mom/Grandmother at the boys' basketball games this year. I always looked forward to chatting with her because she was so engaging and sweet. She clearly adored her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cori Booth



Name: Terri Click

Bev was a remarkable woman, so dedicated to her family, and such a hard worker along with Ron in the business. She had great pride in their home, yard was always well kept and manicured to perfection. She would stop to visit with "only a moment to spare" ....then an hour of so later we would say our goodbyes from the visit. We always laughed about the "only a moment to talk"; I will miss her visits & talk sessions. More so, I will miss yet another friends void in my life.
My sympathy, thoughts and prayers will be for her entire family. May she find final rest and peace.



Name: Vicki Jeter

We will miss Bev so much.  Our families are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of the Hanzie Family.


Name: Lori Price

Dear Hanzie Family, I was so shocked & heartbroken when I saw the paper today. I got to know Bev well from her coming into Hallmark. I work there & always looked forward to seeing her smiling face. I would always help her "find something" just so we could talk & catch up. She was an awesome lady & I will miss her! I will keep all of you in my prayers!


Name: Amy Crow

Dear Hanzie Family

Just wanting to let you all know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in the loss of Bev. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Hard to believe  she is gone as I just saw her a few months ago at my dad's calling hours where we talked for a time.

Amy Crow

Name: Shannen Fisher

Hanzie Family - so sorry to hear of your mom and grams passing. Mom and Stacy were keeping me updated. Bev (and your dad) were always very special to me! I will miss your mom's Christmas cards with updates and pics of you all. Love always, Shannen Perkins Fisher 


Name: Norma(Beery)Spence

To The Family and Friends of Beverly
You have my Deepest Sympathy
My Prayers and Thoughts go all out to you .
God Bless All of You
Hudson Ohio 44236 


 Name: Marlin Hostettler

You have our deepest sympathies.

Marlin and Kaylene Hostettler 



Name: Nick Reynolds

Greg, Doug, Tim and Family

 We are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing.
I loved your mom and dad, I always felt that they treated me as part of your family and I will never forget that. It brings back such wonderful memories as part of the Hanzie Meats softball crew. Too many of my dear friends have passed too soon. Please know that you all are in our prayers. Your mom was a blessing on this earth and will be missed by all that knew her.

Nick and Connie Reynolds




Greg and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss.

Lisa Goins
Morton Salt


Name: Richard and Connie Gasser

With deepest sympathy we are sorry for your loss. She was a great lady who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed her family and friends. May God be with you all. 



Name: Ken Landes

Bev was my classmate all 12 yrs. at Norwayne She and I attended Oberlin School of Commerce together and we often shared rides. I always enjoyed our conversations at class reunions. Bev always kept my wife & I updated on my class activities. Our sincerest sympathy to her family. We will miss her sweet smile & most of all her friendship.
Ken & Kathy Landes



Name: Patty (Arnold) Brennan

To all of the Hanzie Family,
Bev, was a special special Lady, I have so many great memories when you boys were growing up.. The most fun we had was when we bowled together and she was carry her first Son.. She even made the trip to Florida to see me. We chatted on the phone and had lots of laughs.
You had great parents boys, Bev will  be missed by so many..
RIP my friend tell we meet again  hugs and prayers to you all!!


 Name: Jill Allen Woodard

Dear Hanzie Family,

I was sadden to hear that Bev had passed. She touched so many lives and will always be a symbol to those who knew her , showing what it means to live a quality life ,with quality relationships.  She was a "Bobcat" family person through and through.  My prayers are with you all as you find strength and love from this wonderful person, Beverly Hanzie, who will always live in our hearts. 

Deepest Sympathies,



Name: John & Penny Repp

Bev was a great classmate that will greatly missed. Bev and Sue were always on top of organizing our class reunions and did an outstanding job. I spoke with her in January about a get together in August when we arrive in Ohio, doesn't seem right she has passed so soon. Our prayers to the sons and their families.

Name: John & Penny Repp

Deceased Name: Bev Hanzie
Email message:: Bev was a great classmate that will greatly missed. Bev and Sue were always on top of organizing our class reunions and did an outstanding job. I spoke with her in January about a get together in August when we arrive in Ohio,doesn't seem right she has passed so soon. Our prayers to the sons and their families.







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