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Face Time with Marcia McBeath

Get to know Batavia resident

Marcia McBeath
Marcia McBeath

Batavia resident Marcia McBeath, 67, was at the Geneva History Museum when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?

McBeath: Geneva

Schory: First job?

McBeath: Baby-sitting and at the Dairy Queen in Geneva on the east side – before it burned down back in like 1967-1968. A kid from the boys’ school – IYC in St. Charles – escaped and blew it up. That’s why I became a nurse’s aide. I needed a summer job and that was my summer job.

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

McBeath: I wanted to be a teacher. I taught at McCauley School, a one-room schoolhouse in West Chicago. Then I taught fourth grade at Alice Gustafson in Batavia.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?

McBeath: “South Pacific” and the book “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell

Schory: Favorite charity?

McBeath: Geneva History Museum

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?

McBeath: Egg Harbor in Geneva

Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?

McBeath: I met Harry Chapin at a concert in Knoxville, Tenn. I went with my girlfriend who lived down there. We met Harry Chapin for breakfast there. I like died. … He was larger than life. He was so personable.

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