Beth Shively, born June 3, 1960, in Greenfield, died at 10:45 p.m., November 23, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla. from complications of abdominal blood clots.
Beth grew up in Greenfield and attended Greenfield Central High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind. in chemistry and a Master of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
She was married in Key West, Fla. to James A. Garland of Johnson City, Tenn. in 1985, the marriage ending in an amicable divorce 12 years later. Beth lived in San Antonio and China Grove, Tx. from 1987 to 1999. She was a member of the China Grove Fire and Rescue and served as a China Grove City Councilwoman. She moved to Melbourne, Fla. in 1999. Beth worked for the Air Force in civil service as a chemist for 28 years at Brooks AFB, Texas and Patrick AFB, Florida. She retired from Civil Service and moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. in 2014.
Her hobbies included reading and genealogy.
She is survived by her parents, Ted and Jane Shively; brother, Scot Shively; sister-in-law, Jill Shively and niece, Anne Shively all of Punta Gorda, Fla., and nephew, Joseph Shively of Jacksonville, Fla.
A small portion of her cremains will be interred at the Key West Cemetery with the remainder being scattered at sea. By her own admission (she wrote this obituary), she had a wonderful life.