Born: September 24, 1939 - Deceased: July 26, 2021
Beverly A. Crum of Belleville, IL born September 24, 1939, in Belleville, died Monday, July 26, 2021, at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Beverly was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her kind and gentle soul left an impression on everyone she met.
Beverly started her career in banking, coordinating events in the Marketing dept. at Greater Belleville Savings & Loan. She enjoyed being around women in the business world and was voted in as President for the group of Business Professional Women, (BPW) for 2 years. Beverly continued in the Savings & Loan with several mergers and retired as an Executive Secretary to the President and Chairman of the Board for Illini Federal Savings & Loan. Upon retirement she worked alongside her loving husband, Rowland Crum, as owners of the Appletree Apartments in Belleville. Beverly worked at IV & Respiratory Care in Belleville.
Rowland & Beverly were active members of St. Matthews United Methodist Church. They also supported Pastor Steve Moore officiating at Shiloh United Methodist Church for a year before returning to their home church, St. Matthews. She was a living example of her faith, serving the Lord with grace and compassion to all who crossed her path. She enjoyed her friends, music, dancing, and tried her talents with playing the organ at Lacefield Music where she served as President of a new LIFE group (Lowery is Fun and Easy).
Beverly’s greatest joy was her family, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Taking care of each one and putting her love into cooking the best dinners ever. She often invited others to her family meals, which made for very large gatherings around the holidays. No one left without a hug and some food to take home.
Beverly was a member of the Elks Lodge BP481, and Woman’s of the Moose Lodge 1221. There was a reserved table at Fischer’s Restaurant where she and close companion, Denver Russ, would enjoy their evenings dining with many friends.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Visitation: From 1 to 4 pm, Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL and 10 to 11 am Monday at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Belleville
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 11 am, Monday, August 2, 2021, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL