Beverlee Graham


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Beverlee A. Graham, 63, of Moline, surrounded by her family, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Loyola University Hospital, Maywood, Ill., after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St., Moline, where Beverlee was a longtime member. Interment will be at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Trip Scholarship Fund or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Beverlee Ann Bales was born on Oct. 15, 1949, in Moline, a daughter of Lloyd E. and Lois E. Broderick Bales, who preceded her in death. She married James M. "Jim" Graham on Sept. 18, 1971, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2005.
Beverlee was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her world was her grandchildren, Dana and Andrew. She also enjoyed caring for her beloved pet dog, "Jazy."
Beverlee retired from John Deere Healthcare, Moline, after many years of employment.
Surviving are her daughters, Robyn Graham, Rock Island, and Jennifer Engstrom, and her husband Mark, South Elgin, Ill.; grandchildren, Dana and Andrew Engstrom; brother, Ervin (Julie) Bales, Summit, N.J.; sister, Juanita Harper, Coal Valley; several nieces and nephews; and two cousins who were like sisters, Mary Sauer, Indianapolis, Ind., and Noreen (Jim) Casson, Welland, Ontario.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at Loyola University Hospital, Chicago, Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, and Dr. Garneau's office, Moline, for all their loving care of Bev and her family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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