Former Centerville Mayor Sally Beals dies

Former Centerville Mayor Sally Beals has died, the city of Centerville announced.

She served on the Centerville City Council for eight years and served two terms as mayor.

Beals was in charge of acquiring and renovating Benham’s Grove, an abandoned farmhouse that Beals helped grow to a community gathering place, a release from the City of Centerville said. She was also committed to helping The Golf Club at Yankee Trace grow into a professional golf facility and event space.

In 1998, Beals helped establish the Centerville-Washington Foundation, a group which supports non-profits in the community. The foundation granted Beals its Founders Award in 2017 for her contributions, the release said.

“Those of us who were fortunate enough to work with Sally know that her goal every day was to advocate for the City of Centerville and make sure Centerville was a great place to live, work and raise a family. She did that locally, statewide and nationally and was most assuredly successful in her goal,” Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton said. “Mayor Beals will be sorely missed, but her meaningful life and great legacy will remain for all those who call Centerville home today and well into the future.”

Sally Beals’ husband John Beals died in 2019 during his third term on the Centerville City Council. They were married for 60 years and raised three children.

Service information was not available in the release.

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