Beverly Sue Killen, 76, of 2723 Cheswick, Quincy, died at 1:01 p.m. Saturday (June 14, 2014) in Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.
Beverly was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Albion, the daughter of George and Amy Smith Wilson. Her parents were killed in a car wreck when she was 11 years old in December 1948. She married James William Killen on June 18, 1958, in DeRidder, La. He died Oct. 20, 1972.
Beverly was a 1955 graduate of Edwards County High School in Albion. She attended SIU-Edwardsville and then attended beauty school. Following her marriage she was a beautician in Breese, and then a school librarian at Mater Dei High School. She came to Quincy in 1972 where she worked for the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Illinois Secretary of State Driver's License Bureau, and Adams County Homemakers. Beverly had been a member of the Church of St. Peter.
Survivors include five children, Kelly Killen (Michael) Meriwether of Trinity, Fla., Dirk (Kristin Daly) Killen of St. Louis, Terence Killen of Breese, Cynthia (Scott) Phillips of Quincy, and Brock (Melissa) Killen of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Nicholas, Kaitlyn and Brenna Phillips, Conor and Bevin Killen, Grace and Jimmy Killen; a sister, Patricia (Jack) Burgess of Springfield, Ill.; two nieces, Deanna (Harlan) Murphy and her family and Angela (Todd) Sowle and her family, all of Springfield area, and a nephew, Robert Joseph Campbell of Quincy.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Church of St. Peter, with Monsignor Leo Enlow officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20 in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Scholarship Fund at Quincy Notre Dame High School or Breese Mater Dei High School.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy.