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Obituary: Somers

Beverly J. Somers, 85, Forrest, passed away at 6:26 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at her residence, Forrest.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. A private graveside service will be held at Strawn Cemetery on Friday, December 1, 2023. The family suggests memorials be given to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Beverly was born December 30, 1937 in Pontiac, IL the daughter of Maurice and Lillie (Runyon) King. She married James Somers on December 15, 1956 in Strawn. He survives in Forrest.

Other survivors include her children, Pam (Randy) Hoogstraat and Todd Somers, daughter-in-law, Tracy Somers, 8 grandchildren; Matt (Marcie), Kaylan (Jordan), Mandy, Alice Kay, Courtney (Blake), Jonah, Cassie (Daniel), Nathan; 6 great grandchildren; Everett, Emery, Pryor, Quinlee, Tripp and Lily and her sister, Sharon Brucker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Michael Somers, 2 brothers, Jim King and Harlan King.

Bev worked for Selig Sealing Products as a purchasing/inventory manager, retiring in 2001.

Beverly loved following all her grandchildren to their sporting events over the years. They have given her what she called “amazing great grandchildren: that she loved having around. Being around family was an important part of her life. She could tell you something special about each and every one of them.

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