After a lengthy battle with cancer, Beth Webb, wife of Pastor Gary Webb at Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, Ohio, was released from her earthly suffering and passed into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday afternoon. (Gary is Adult Ministries Pastor at the church.)
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, from 5:00–8:00 p.m. at Schoedinger Worthington (6699 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085) and the funeral will be on Wednesday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace Polaris Church, Ministry Center (8225 Worthington Galena Rd, Westerville, OH 43082).
Her obituary appears below.
Beloved wife, dedicated mother, loving grandmother, follower of Jesus Christ, caring friend, prayer warrior. Beth was an extraordinary lady. She loved and served Jesus is countless ways. She was kind and gentle, she loved her family so much. At home she tirelessly served her family as a modern day Proverbs 31 woman. She was always up very early to read her Bible and pray for her family and friends. She also used that time to care for her home and faithfully serve her family.
Married to Gary on July 11, 1987, she was an amazing wife. Beth was involved with her husband in teaching marriage classes, parenting classes, and Parent Commissioning classes (child dedication). She homeschooled her three children, Nathan, Timothy, and Laura. While faithfully teaching them the academics, she knew that building Biblical character and following Christ was much more important. She loved teaching her children, and even started working with her grandchildren.
Beth earned a bachelor degree in education from the University of Toledo in 1982 which she used to teach kindergarten for a number of years. She maintained her Ohio teaching certificate specifically to be able to help home school families with year-end assessments. She loved doing this. She always sought to come alongside other homeschool moms in this, and in many other ways. Beth also taught and mentored other women in the Women’s Bible study at Grace Polaris Church. She even served as a mentor mom in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) for a time. She was also involved in vacation bible school, Living Christmas Trees, nursing home ministry, Grace Home Educators, and Grace KIDS ministries for many years.
She began her athletic career in her mid-forties with the purpose of bringing her family together. Some of the things we enjoyed as a family included hiking mountains, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and biking; she even ran marathons with her family.
She loved her grandchildren so much. Though she didn’t have as much time as she would have liked with them, she still taught them so much. She worked weekly with Ethan on reading. She hummed “In Christ Alone” to them as they went to sleep. Nana’s house was a wonderful place to play.
Beth’s favorite Bible verses were Philippians 2:3-4 (NASB) “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Beth lived out these truths to the fullest. She placed others needs before her own.
Most importantly, she knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and walked with Him.
Beth is survived by Gary, husband of 31 years, son Nathan (Carrie), son Timothy (Casey), daughter Laura. Grandchildren: Ethan, Micah, Stella, and Luke. Mother Betty, sister Beverly, brother Brian. Nephews and nieces: Kelly, Kevin, Katelyn, Kristen, Karly, Connor, Claire, and Olivia.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that any contributions be made to Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC) 665 E Dublin Granville Rd #120, Columbus, OH 43229.