Beveraly â€œBevâ€ A. Siebert, 71, of Yorkville, formerly of Elburn, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
Beverly was born July 7, 1939, in Mattoon, Ill., the daughter of Paul and Lois (Grant) Jones.
Bev grew up in Mattoon but moved to the Elburn area in 1949 and attended local schools.
On June 30, 1956, Beverly married her high school sweetheart, David Siebert. They made their home in California for a time but soon returned to Illinois, settling in the Elburn-Kaneville area, where they would share most of the next 48 years together. David and Bev moved to Yorkville in 1996. She continued to make her home there following Davidâ€™s passing in 2004.
Though Bev worked at various jobs over the years, she made it her job to raise her children and care for David. There wasnâ€™t anything she wouldnâ€™t do for her children, even pulling them in a wagon for over eight miles to a friendâ€™s home who had a swimming pool. She truly made her house a â€œhome,â€ making not only delicious meals but everlasting memories.
When the holidays came around, Bev was unofficially credited with inventing Chex Mix, a mixture of seasoned cereal now sold in bulk, but was once uniquely her own. She was firm but fair with her children, but when grandchildren came along, Bev found her calling, taking them shopping, teaching them how to bake, and she attended nearly all the various school events. Her family was her life, and she wouldnâ€™t have had it any other way.
She is survived by three children, Paula Siebert of Yorkville, Terry (Sarah) Siebert of Manatee County, Fla., Trent (Dawn) Siebert of Sugar Grove; four grandchildren, Krista (Jay) Lutz and their son, Jayden, of Manatee County, Fla., and Jake Siebert of Oswego, Ill., Kylie and Tyler Siebert of Sugar Grove; one sister, Claudette Liehr of Oswego, Ill.; many nieces, nephews; and a family of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a step-father, Walter â€œBertieâ€ Gregory; husband, David; and brother-in-law, Rick Liehr.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 24, with a service to conclude visitation at noon at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Interment will follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the â€œBeverly Siebert Memorialâ€ and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or at www.conleycare.com.