Beverly G. Williard, 75, of Gratz, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Sun Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.
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Beverly was born in Rough and Ready, PA on June 6, 1938, a daughter of the late Harry and Evelyn (Klinger) Stiely.
She was employed as a seamstress for 36 years at Dor-Mar Shirt Factory and for 14 years at Lebro Shirt Factory in Lykens, retiring in 2003.
She was a member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready Klingerstown. Beverly was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and an active and loved member of the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Williard, who died on September 13, 2002.
Beverly is survived by a son, Douglas E. Williard, of Gratz; two sisters, Esther, wife of Harold Jones, of Hegins; Alpha , wife of Terry Strohecker, of Herndon, RD; eight brothers, George "Shorty" Stiely, of Sunbury, RD; Jesse Stiely, of Valley View; Donald Stiely, of Klingerstown, RD; Harry Stiely, of Hamburg; James, husband of Doris Sheetz, of CA; Robert Wert, of Millersburg; Paul, husband of Ruth Stiely, of Klingerstown; Ivan Wynn, of Dalmatia.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Glenn Lincoln Williard and siblings, Perry Stiely, Guy Stiely, Nancy Foulds, Donna Sarfine, Jerry Stiely, Glenn Stiely and an infant baby boy.
Services were held Tuesday, April 29, at the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown. Interment was in Salem Cemetery, Klingerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia Chapter 321, Norristown Rd, Suite 260 Ambler, PA 19002.
To sign the online guest book visit www.srrfh.com.
Published in The News Item on May 1, 2014