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.
What a beautiful, wonderful woman. We will all miss her dearly.
Love you, Brian and Chris and family. Aunt Bev will always be special in our hearts. She was a strong and beautiful lady who raised her children, faced life head on no matter what happened, and took such good care of our grandmother. Happy reunion,Aunt Bev. Tell them all hi from us Love you always.
Aunt Bev was a special lady! I always felt a little comforted when I was around her knowing she was my mom’s sister and having lost Mom at an early age. She was a classy lady! Chris and Brian you and your families have been in my prayers! Love to you both!
Love her. I remember having homemade ice cream for the first time ever at her house. She was so much fun and so beautiful. I also remember her love for her family and I always thought I hope I am as strong of a woman one day as she is. She was a special woman and will never be forgotten.
Thinking of you this week, Brian and Chris. Hoping you can enjoy sweet memories and find peace in this difficult time. Losing a mom is tough even when you know it’s coming. Love to you and your families.
Oh, how we will miss her contagious laugh. She was such a fun gal who loved life and her family. She could tell the best stories and loved to here a good one. How fortunate I was to be a part of her life. Love you Bev.
Chris and Brian- I have such fond memories of Bev and Old Mill! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Andrea Dossett Sheya
Bevie never complained as she slowly succumbed to dementia from normal pressure hydrocephalus. i remember her as a beautiful and fun-loving woman who I had the honor to call my mother-in-law. She could not have been a better one and was a wonderful cook, host and decorator. I witnessed her loving care of her mother and her constant support for Chris and Brian. But most of all, she will be remembered as Gammies to her five grandchildren, a role filled with love and passion for living!
“There’s balsam in fair Gilead; this from God’s Word we hear.
If comfort brings to troubled hearts and helps grief disappear.
It soothes us when we’re sorely tried or deeply are distressed,
Or we have lost some loved dear one, who in death’s sleep does
rest. Just call to mind that God is Love, is Wise, Almighty,
True. So on This God of comfort call in frequent, earnest
prayer. Pour out your heart, hold nothing back;; tell Him your
every care.” Jeremiah 8:22; Psalm 147:3
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Beverly. You will be reunited with Beverly again right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.