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Lisa Irene Roby Beachy


Lisa Irene Roby Beachy, 47, of Plain City, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at the James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, after a courageous battle with melanoma.

She was born March 16, 1966, to Betty Owen Roby, who survives, and the late Jack Roby. She also was preceded in death by father-in-law, Atlee Beachy.

Survivors include her husband, Darryl Beachy; son, Johnathan; sister, Patti “Pat” Roby; niece, Kati (Dusty) Poland; mother-in-law, Kathryn (Yoder) Beachy; sisters-in-law, Linda Beachy and Katrina (Chris Kemats) Beachy; brother-in-law, Gregory Beachy; nephew, Kyle Brandel; and special friends, Leanne Weeks, Michelle Phipps, Becky Arnott and Marlene Ashbaugh.

She was a 1984 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School and 1988 graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in accounting.

She currently was serving her second term as the fiscal officer of Canaan Township and was employed as bookkeeper by Evergreen Landscaping Services Inc.

Lisa loved to travel and camp with her family and friends, and had visited more than 30 states in her travels. She loved spending time with her pets. Her other hobbies included playing the drums, with fond memories as the drummer at the Plain City Barn Dance.

Most Saturday mornings you could find Lisa volunteering at the Plain City Food Pantry. She was a proud Jonathan Alder Pioneer and a big fan of the OSU Buckeyes.

She especially enjoyed watching her son play soccer at JA and march with the Alder and OSU athletic bands.

Pastors Bryan Roby and Marlene Ashbaugh officiate a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., (W. State Route 161) Plain City, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and two hours prior to the service Friday. Burial is in Forest Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plain City Food Pantry, 150 W. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064; and The James Cancer & Solove Research Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus, OH 43210.

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