Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Barbara F. Beaver

image

Barbara F. Beaver of Lincoln, IL went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at Jefferson Street Christian Church on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to House of Faith, 321 Montecito Dr., San Angelo, TX 76903; Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998; or Safe Haven Hospice, 200 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656.
Barbara was born March 23, 1931, to Luke and Jesse Feathers of Johnson City, TN. She attended Johnson University where she met Cecil R. Beaver, who became her husband on November 18, 1950. Barbara and Cecil lived in locations where Cecil served as Pastor: Duncanville, Texas for 3 years; Palestine, Texas for 7 years; and Dalhart, Texas for 45 years. Barbara and Cecil moved to Lincoln, IL in 2006. Barbara enhanced the lives of her friends throughout her life, freely sharing her talents and spiritual gifts as a pianist, organist, teacher, comforter, and encourager.
In 1967, Barbara continued her college education by commuting to Kansas State University where she graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor’s in English, and to Fort Hays State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s of English. Barbara taught public school for 23 years: 9 years teaching middle and high school English at Boys Ranch near Dalhart, Texas, and 14 years teaching Junior and Senior Honors English at Dalhart High School. She also taught a few college-level courses, and was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Barbara was a rigorous and engaging teacher who was greatly esteemed and loved by her students.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Cecil Beaver, her elder son, James Beaver, and her brother Bobby Feathers.
She is survived by her children, Susan Skidmore (Ed) of San Antonio, TX; Bob Beaver (Rachel) of San Angelo, TX; and Miriam Windham (Neal) of Lincoln, IL; nine grandchildren: Kaysha Simpson (Chris) of Lincoln, IL; Kimberly Condit (P.J.) of Round Rock, TX; Joshua Beaver of Corydon, IN; Zoe Reilly (Devin) of Louisville, KY; Joanna Beaver of Palmyra, IN; Amy Beth Beaver of Kingsburg, CA; Benjamin Beaver (Mary) of San Angelo, TX; Luke Windham (Sarah) of Dwight, IL; Charis Gordon (Joe) of Milwaukee, WI; also by eleven great grandchildren.
Barbara’s life verse was Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” All who knew her will testify that God abundantly answered that prayer during every season of Barbara Beaver’s life. of Lincoln, IL went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at Jefferson Street Christian Church on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to House of Faith, 321 Montecito Dr., San Angelo, TX 76903; Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998; or Safe Haven Hospice, 200 N. Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656.
Barbara was born March 23, 1931, to Luke and Jesse Feathers of Johnson City, TN. She attended Johnson University where she met Cecil R. Beaver, who became her husband on November 18, 1950. Barbara and Cecil lived in locations where Cecil served as Pastor: Duncanville, Texas for 3 years; Palestine, Texas for 7 years; and Dalhart, Texas for 45 years. Barbara and Cecil moved to Lincoln, IL in 2006. Barbara enhanced the lives of her friends throughout her life, freely sharing her talents and spiritual gifts as a pianist, organist, teacher, comforter, and encourager.
In 1967, Barbara continued her college education by commuting to Kansas State University where she graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor’s in English, and to Fort Hays State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s of English. Barbara taught public school for 23 years: 9 years teaching middle and high school English at Boys Ranch near Dalhart, Texas, and 14 years teaching Junior and Senior Honors English at Dalhart High School. She also taught a few college-level courses, and was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Barbara was a rigorous and engaging teacher who was greatly esteemed and loved by her students.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Cecil Beaver, her elder son, James Beaver, and her brother Bobby Feathers.
She is survived by her children, Susan Skidmore (Ed) of San Antonio, TX; Bob Beaver (Rachel) of San Angelo, TX; and Miriam Windham (Neal) of Lincoln, IL; nine grandchildren: Kaysha Simpson (Chris) of Lincoln, IL; Kimberly Condit (P.J.) of Round Rock, TX; Joshua Beaver of Corydon, IN; Zoe Reilly (Devin) of Louisville, KY; Joanna Beaver of Palmyra, IN; Amy Beth Beaver of Kingsburg, CA; Benjamin Beaver (Mary) of San Angelo, TX; Luke Windham (Sarah) of Dwight, IL; Charis Gordon (Joe) of Milwaukee, WI; also by eleven great grandchildren.
Barbara’s life verse was Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” All who knew her will testify that God abundantly answered that prayer during every season of Barbara Beaver’s life.

Comments are closed.