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Beverly Lee Schrader

Birth Date: December 12, 1939
Death Date: March 29, 2018

Beverly Lee Schrader, 78, of Decatur, went home Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.

Beverly was born December 12, 1939 in Champaign, the daughter of Lowell and Frances (Lee) Brockway. She loved working and enjoyed her careers through the University of Illinois, supervising at St. Mary’s Hospital, bookkeeping at Retail Store Employee’s Union, and co-owner of Unique By Design Jewelry with her daughter Leeanne. She continued her education at the U of I and Richland Community College. Beverly was a devout Christian. She was very active in the Christian church, led women’s Bible studies, and sang in the choir. Beverly was very adventurous and was also an avid reader, loved doing arts and crafts, shopping, long drives and road trips, and playing cards with her brother and family. Beverly’s family was her life. She was a devoted wife for over fifty-six years and never missed an event or function involving her children and grandchildren. Beverly married Jim Schrader May 7, 1961. She was loved and adored by each of us. She will be remembered as the most loving, giving, kindhearted woman who loved the Lord and her family more than anything.

Beverly leaves behind her husband Jim, daughter Leeanne (David) DeLock, brother Lowell (Mary Jo) Brockway, nephew John (Angela) Brockway and their girls Allie and Abbie, grandchildren Brockton (Goran Vidovic), Brenda, Olivia, and Luciana Maulberger, and great-grandchildren Joshua and Malachi Maulberger with Mariana on the way.

Beverly was reunited in Heaven with her parents, daughter Brenda Schrader, granddaughter Brielle Maulberger, and nephew Stephen Brockway.

Services to celebrate Beverly’s life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Heartland Community Church, 3253 N Brush College Rd, Decatur. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made in Beverly’s honor to Heartland Community Church.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Video Tribute for Beverly Lee Schrader:

Celebration of Life
April 7, 2018
11:00 am
Heartland Community Church
3253 Brush College Road Decatur, IL 62521
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Visitation prior to ceremony
April 7, 2018
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
Heartland Community Church
3253 Brush College Road Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. Jim and family, I just saw today that Bev has passed. She was so kind. A very lovely person. She was secretary for the Retail Clerks when my husband, Bob, worked at A&P. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

    Judy Ward

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