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Beverly Parrott

October 8, 1927 March 21, 2018
Beverly Parrott
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Beverly Vivian Parrott, 90, passed away peacefully in Naperville, IL, surrounded by her family on March 21, 2018.

Bev was born in Cadillac, MI on October 8, 1927, the only child of Graydon and Ivah (Pickel) Powers. The family moved from Cadillac to Grand Rapids, MI in 1936.

Beverly met her future husband, Nile H. Koeber, during senior year at South High in Grand Rapids. They married on December 21, 1946 after Nile was discharged from the U. S. Naval Service in WWII. Together they had three children: Scott (Lois) Koeber, Maribeth (Steven) Constantine and Brett (Sandra Thompson) Koeber.

Bev and Nile and family lived in Grand Rapids until 1961 when they moved to Grand Blanc, MI. Nile worked as a traveling auditor for General Motors and Beverly was a busy homemaker. She was active in the Methodist Church, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Beverly was a Cub Scout leader, trophy winning ladies league bowler, and member of the garden club.

In 1967, Nile was transferred to the GM headquarters in Detroit, and the family moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI. Beverly worked part time in retail sales and was again active in church. She stopped working to care for her husband, Nile, who died of lung cancer in 1974.

Blessed to fall in love again, on April 3, 1982, she married Eldon F. Parrott whom she met at church. Through this union, she gained five stepchildren: Patricia (Douglas) Cook, Linda (Ryan) Haywood, Brian (Karen Halfmann) Parrott, Diane (Vance Hoskins) Parrott-Hoskins, and Bruce (Karen) Cook-Parrott.

Beverly and Eldon retired and enjoyed the good life. They traveled extensively in the US and to 17 other countries. They spent their winters in a retirement community in Winter Haven, FL and the summers at their home in Endeavor, WI. They were devoted church members, passable golfers and impressive square dancers.

Beverly was a loving grandmother to twenty-two grandchildren including; Steven Kuo, Elena Kuo-Harrison, Jason Kuo, Laura Wolak, Mark Constantine, Kristin Trela, Emma Constantine, Michael Koeber, Sarah Koeber, David Koeber, Annabelle Koeber, John Cook, Beth Cook-Shen, Mike Cook, the late Brendan Haywood, Colin Haywood, Evan Haywood, Kameko Halfmann, Keegan Parrott, Danielle Hoskins-LaJoye, Michael Hoskins, Marlee Cook-Parrott, and Sam Cook-Parrott. She was the proud great-grandmother of eight.

Beverly moved to Tivoli Assisted Living in Portage, WI in 2013, and Eldon joined her a year later. They spent their time there together until Eldon passed away on May 16, 2017. Then, Bev moved to assisted living in Naperville, IL, to be close to her daughter, Beth and son, Brett, where she lived until she died.

Beverly was a devoted daughter, mother and wife. She was honest, loving and kind. She had a beautiful soprano voice. Bev enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, her church activities, and weekly Wednesday morning breakfasts with Eldon’s brothers and sisters. She was a bargain hunter, and never missed a coupon or sale. Bev liked Friday fish fry, touring Bok Tower Gardens and canoeing on the Neenah creek. Bev loved baking especially when friends and family visited. She always had an impressive spread of pies, cookies, bars and cakes prepared for all to enjoy. She loved the Lord, chocolate, the color pink, and a cold beer with her pizza.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on April 14 at Briggsville United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors at 10AM. The service will be followed by a luncheon at the church.

For those wishing to make memorial donations, the family is grateful and suggests Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8608 State Rd. 23, Briggsville, WI 53920 or Tivoli Assisted Living, 2805 Hunter’s Trail, Portage, WI 53901.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

14

Apr

10:00 AM 4/14/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Briggsville United Methodist Church

Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8604 WI-23
Briggsville, Wisconsin 53920

Briggsville United Methodist Church
Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8604 WI-23 Briggsville 53920 Wisconsin
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

14

Apr

11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Briggsville United Methodist Church

Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8604 WI-23
Briggsville, Wisconsin 53920

Briggsville United Methodist Church
Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8604 WI-23 Briggsville 53920 Wisconsin
United States

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Tivoli At Divine Savior Healthcare

2805 Hunters Trail
Portage, Wisconsin 53901

Briggsville United Methodist Church

Briggsville United Methodist Church, W8604 WI-23
Briggsville, Wisconsin 53920
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