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Beverly Anne Meagher

WAUSAU, Wis. - Beverly Anne Meagher, age 92, died on Feb. 28, 2022, at the Wausau Aspirus Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born on April 16, 1929, in Chippewa Falls, to Harold and Loretta Cutsforth.

Bev graduated from the Chippewa Falls High School in 1946 and the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1950.

She married Joseph H. Meagher in 1951 and together they moved to Ontonagon, Michigan, where Joe started his career as the Ontonagon County road engineer. They raised six children. Bev returned to work at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital as an OB nurse. She helped deliver many babies, including her own grandson. She then worked part time at the Ontonagon Family Practice Clinic, finally retiring in her 70s.

She was a founding member of the Ontonagon County Cancer Association and served as president for over 30 years, retiring in 2021. Bev was fortunate to have a very active and independent life. She enjoyed her circle of 90-plus-year-old friends, the breakfasts at Syl's and the Friday night fish fries. She loved Michigan Tech hockey games, and attending birthday parties for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always ready and eager to go anywhere, including a trip to Greece with her daughter and granddaughter, where she climbed the Acropolis at age 84.

Bev is survived by her children, Nancy (Gerry) Mattson, Ontonagon, JoAnne (John) Evans, Eau Claire, Robert Meagher, Turtle Lake, James Meagher, Ontonagon, John (Wendy) Meagher, Stillwater, Minnesota; her daughter-in-law, Joann Meagher, Neenah, and her grandchildren, Jill (Rich) Pentecost, Houghton, Michigan, Steve (Sandi) Mattson, Houghton, Jackson (Cammie) Evans, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, Nicholas Evans, Eau Claire, Susan Evans, Altoona, Jay (Brittany) Meagher, Middleton, Jeff (Marcia) Meagher, Oshkosh, Jodi (Joe) Bobchik, Edwards, Illinois, Justin (Kristen) Meagher, Ellsworth, Jessi (Zach) Stafford, Columbus, Georgia, and Jaclyn Meagher, Prior Lake, Minneota. She was further blessed with 12 great-grandchildren, including her namesake, Olivia Beverly Mattson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Joseph H. Meagher III; her parents; her sister, Eloy Cutsforth; and her brother, Tom Cutsforth.

Memorials in Bev's name can be made to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 282, Ontonagon, MI 49953.

The family invites all friends and relatives to join them in remembering Bev on Sunday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cane Court.

Cane Funeral Home of Ontonagon is assisting the family with arrangements.

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