May 3, 1929 — March 13, 2012
Beverly J. “Bev” Vanderheydt, 82, of Chillicothe, passed away at 10:56 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Private services will be held at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with interment at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Bev was born in Normal on May 3, 1929, the daughter of Arthur Charles and Ruth E. (Seniour) Billings. She married Earl M. Vanderheydt on November 1, 1947 in Chillicothe. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2005 in Chillicothe. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Dan Vanderheydt.
She is survived by her daughter, Terrell L. (Rick) Starkweather of Sparland; son, Rob A. Vanderheydt of Chillicothe; younger brother, Roger C. (Frances) Billings of Peoria, whom she loved dearly; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Bev was a homemaker and member of Chillicothe United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending “The Billy Graham Hour” with her children and had a strong faith in God. She relied on God throughout her life and as a focal point in her marriage.
She adored her grandchildren and having all of her family together for holidays and family functions. She loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables, canning and making jelly. She had a sweet personality, always treated people with respect and lived a Christian life.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bev’s memory to the Peoria Rescue Mission or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ClaryFunerals.com.
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