Beverly Claar Woodhall,  89, residing in Leawood  Kansas, died peacefully on February 7, 2018.  She was lovingly cared for by Kansas City Hospice and Palliative care.

Beverly was born on August 27, 1928 at the family home in Shumway, Illinois, a daughter of Lucille Lake Richars and Forest Richars.  She spent most of her young life at the Lake family farm in Elliotstown, Illinois where she was surrounded by extended family and the daily adventures of rural life.  Upon graduating from Effingham High School, she married James Claar of Watson, Illinois and in 1972 married William Woodhall of Stamford, Connecticut.  Beverly held several secretarial jobs and had a flair for interior design.

Beverly is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and David Lyon, of Leawood, Kansas; her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Tracy Claar, of Castle Rock, Colorado.  She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Timothy, Gregory and Kelsey Lyon and Zackary and Cassidy Claar; two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

The family will celebrate Beverly’s life on Saturday, March 24, 2018   with a short memorial service at 2:00, followed by a visitation until 4:00 at Signature Funerals 8019 State Line Rd.  Kansas City, Missouri, 64114.

Memorial gifts may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.

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