Beverly Ann Widel, 75 of Eldridge, MO formerly of Granite City passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at her home. Beverly was born on June 30, 1937 in Rome, New York. She was a long time dietician at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was a member of the Cowboy Church in Lebanon, MO and a life time member of the Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City where she was a member of the ladies group. Beverly was a loving mother and grandmother to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She will be remembered for the love of her family, her kind heart and the many special times shared together with her family.
She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Mark & (Rhonda) Widel of Lebanon, MO, Bruce & (Renee) Widel of Granite City, Shawn Widel of Granite City; daughters, Deborah Byrd of O'Fallon, IL, Caroline & (Vernon) Wilburn of Eldridge, MO; sister, Rita "Joy" Hawkins of Iowa; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; William James Widel whom she married on March 2, 1957 and who passed away on June 24, 1999; her parents, Virgil Ivan & Martha Lena (Frantaum) Bristle; daughter, Catherine Ann Widel; grandson, Patrick Dean Byrd; sister, Cyndney Shepard.
In celebration of her life visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. to the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Brian Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle.
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