Larry Chester Sheibley-Beasom
Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom, 68 years old, of Newport, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016. Larry was born August 6, 1947 to the late Chester F. and Mary (Beasom) Sheibley. He was a 1965 graduate of Newport High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, 1969 graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Mathematics and Spanish, 1973 and 1975 graduate of West Chester University with a M.Ed in Instructional Media Education and Secondary Education and 2008 graduate of Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School. He was a retired middle school mathematics teacher in the West Chester Area School District from September 1969 - June 1999. During those thirty years, at various times, he taught 6, 7, 8, and 9 at East School, North Junior, Fugett Middle, Gifted Education Center, and Stetson Middle. At Fugett, he was a Mathematics Department Chairman and team leader. He co-authored Computer Literacy Success Kit published in 1984 by J. Weston Walch Publishers, Portland, ME. He was a volunteer in the Emergency Room at Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center, Coatesville, Pa. 1995-2002, volunteer math and ESL tutor for the Perry County Literacy Council and volunteer GED and ESL tutor at the Perry County Prison. He traveled to all 7 continents, over 140 countries and all 50 states. He was a speaker at local, state, and national mathematics conventions and since 2008, annually sponsored 3 scholarships to Newport High School Graduating Seniors.
Larry was a member of the Newport First Church of God, Newport Lodge #381 F&AM, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite: Valley of Harrisburg, Newport Royal Arch Chapter #238, Sons of the American Revolution: Halifax Chapter (secretary), Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War: Gen. John F. Hartranft Camp 15 (past company commander, secretary), Perry Historians: life member, Historical Society of Perry County: life member, and Juniata County Historical Society: life member.
Larry is survived by a large, loving family and many friends.
Services for Larry will be held from the David Myers Funeral Home, Walnut Street, Newport with a viewing on Friday from 6-8 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with the Reverend Cheryl Dorman, Reverend Trevor Lightner and Pastor Rodney Bower officiating. Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield.
It was Larry's request that no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions are suggested to Newport First Church of God, 334 South 5th Street, Newport, Pa. 17074 or Perry County Literacy Council, 133 South 5th Street, Newport.Pa. 17074.