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Beverly Marie Dewey

March 6, 1935 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 86)


Rantoul – Beverly Marie Dewey, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at her home in Rantoul, IL.  She was born on March 6, 1935 in Muskegon, MI to Lorenzo and Mildred (Meachen) Duell.  Beverly married William E. Dewey. 

Beverly is survived by her husband; children Marvin (Vicki) Dewey, Terry Dewey, Kenny (Crystal) Dewey, and Dane (Brenda) Dewey; grandchildren Jason (Mikki), Tishlyn (Lumpy), Josh, Dustin, Shaun, Kevin, April, Ryan, Vanessa, William, and Beverly; great-grandchildren Ty, Duncan, Logan, Damien, Zelda, Flynn, Katrina, Tyler, Hunter, Jordan, Austin, and Brandon; great-great-grandson River; brother Ron Duell; sister Karen Snyder; lifelong friend Annie Hewitt; caregivers Deana, Kathy, and Wendy Hart.  She was preceded in death by her parents; second husband Fred W. Dorries; siblings Robert Duell, Paul Duell, Vera P., William Duell, and Nathalie Doorman.

Beverly collected Hummel figurines and birds.  She enjoyed ceramics and painting. 

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820.  Private interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Rantoul, IL.  Memorial donations may be made in Beverly’s name to the American Lutheran Church, 500 Church Dr., Rantoul, IL 61866.  Please join her family in sharing memories on her tribute wall at

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