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Beverly Elizabeth “Beve” Bradley West

Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Dec 2016 (aged 82)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 175489490 · View Source
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Beve suffered a severe heart attack on November 2, 2016, during game seven of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. She never recovered, and was placed in hospice care on December 29, 2016.

Beve was the daughter of Hazel Parker Bradley and Bernard H. Bradley. She was preceded in death by her parents. Beve married H. Richard West of Peoria on August 2, 1958, in Peoria.

She is survived by her husband, Dick West; one son, Rich (Kelli) West; two grandchildren, Willard West and Rachael West; and one sister, Sandra (Bill) Ellis.

Beve was a 1952 graduate of Woodruff High School and a 1956 graduate of Bradley University. She worked as an elementary school teacher for many years at Pleasant Valley, and then Kellar grade schools. She left teaching in 1965 to become a homemaker.

Beve was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs (as described in Phil Luciano's November 12th column in the Peoria Journal Star).

She taught water exercise classes to arthritis sufferers, and was a past volunteer for Cornstock, Youth Farm and Methodist Hospital.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 175489490
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Beverly Elizabeth “Beve” Bradley West (29 Nov 1934–29 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175489490, citing United Presbyterian Memorial Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .