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 Beverly <I>Hennen</I> Van Hook

Beverly Hennen Van Hook

Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Aug 2008 (aged 67)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
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Beverly Hennen Van Hook, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, award-winning journalist, and best-selling author, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at her home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Beverly was 67 years old, and died after a short but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born February 2, 1941, to John C. and Arretta G. Hennen in Huntington, West Virginia, she was always an avid reader, and decided to become a writer after reading Louisa May Alcott's Little Women at the age of ten. Graduating from Ohio University in 1962 cum laude with honors in history and a degree in journalism, she began her business and writing career in Dayton, Ohio, where she met her husband Don.

Beverly and Don moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1993 to be closer to family. It was also a move back to Beverly's roots. She is a direct descendent of early Albemarle County planters Nicolas Meriwether and Robert Lewis, the grandfather of famous explorer Meriwether Lewis.

Beverly is survived by her husband of 45 years, Don; a daughter, Andrea Van Hook of Sherman Oaks, California; a son, Dr. James Van Hook of Fairfax, Virginia; daughter Alison Van Hook of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grand-children. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Alice Hennen of Huntington, West Virginia;, and her brother, Dr. John C. Hennen.

A family visitation was held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home, 201 North First Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.

A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 3 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008.


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