Beatrice Mae Stashevsky, 84, of Noblesville, went home to be with her Lord on December 16, 2021 surrounded by members of her family.
Beatrice was born on October 22, 1937, to John and Eva Sweet in Falmouth, MI and was the oldest of 4 children.
Beatrice grew up on a dairy farm in Edmore, MI and attended Edmore High School where she excelled in band. She attended nursing school in Michigan before transitioning to staff OB nurse at Bob Jones University in South Carolina.
Beatrice married Richard John Stashevsky on July 30, 1960.
She worked in numerous capacities as a nurse in South Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee. She was the director of nursing for facilities in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Music was a great love of her life. She was a master pianist, organist, first chair trombone, and led her high school marching band. When radio was big in the fifties, she was the on-air talent for a musical call-in request show. On Sundays, you would find her playing the organ at church.
In 1986, Beatrice was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Over the next 35 years, MS would slowly take away her abilities. Through it all, she never complained, never became bitter, and never blamed God. She was, and remains a shining example of God’s peace in the midst of life’s trials.
She was most recently a member of Castleview Church and Prairie Lakes Health Campus where she resided with her husband, Richard, of 61 years.
Beatrice Stashevsky is survived by her husband, Richard Stashevsky; their children, David (Jennifer) Stashevsky, Susan Schulman, Joy (Russ) Wolfe, and Mary Anne (Ryan) Ashley; her brothers, Donald Sweet and Norman Sweet; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin Sweet.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 29 at Indiana Funeral Care in Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm. Burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens to immediately follow the service.