Riley, Beverly Jean (nee Rose) of Waterloo, Illinois died at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis County after her courageous 18 year plus battle with Alzheimer’s and of other complications on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. She was born on October 27, 1936 at South West General Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She married her loving husband and life’s best friend Stuart L. Riley in July 1974 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
She will be missed for her warm smile, her sense of humor, her devotion to her family, her devotion and love for all her cats and dogs. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her father Clifford A. Rose Sr., mother Beatrice (nee Sommers) Rose, step-mother Mary Rose, brother Jack Rose and 8 year old granddaughter Nicole Marie Riley.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years Stuart L. Riley of Waterloo, a daughter Kimberly (Mark Douglas) Davis of St. Ann, a stepson Patrick (Heather) Riley of Arnold, sons Gregory Case and Derek (Kelly) Case both of St. Louis, a stepdaughter Michelle (Jim) Davis of Cedar Hill along with grandchildren, Jeremy Davis, Tyler Case, Summer Case, Emily Case, Evan Case, Stuart M. Riley and Canon Davis, great-grandson John Patrick Riley, brothers-in-law Michael L. (Carol) Riley of Nevada and Jeffrey P. (Janis) Riley of Michigan and her dear friends Leslie Houttuin and Joan Love.
One of Beverly’s talents was playing the organ for the choir in her Church. She graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California in 1954. Beverly owned a pet store and grooming parlor in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She was one of the founding members and past officers for Okaloosa Kennel Club in Fort Walton Beach. Past President of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Florida XI Gamma Omicron Chapter #2299 in Fort Walton Beach. Past officer of the Great St. Louis Weimaraner Kennel Club. Futurity Director for 13 years for the American Bouvier des Flandres Club. Beverly has bred numerous American Kennel Club Weimaraner Champions. She has bred numerous Bouvier des Flandres American Kennel Club Champions, including at the time, one of the highest ranked Bouvier’s in North America: American, Canadian, International Champion SABRI’s LORD OF THE TUNDRA.
Beverly’s work experience through the years included Hughes Aero-Space, TRW, small business owner and her last working experience was at Mid-West Floor in St. Louis.
SERVICES: A private service for family only was held at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel with interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Belleville, Illinois.