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  • "Celie & family, our prayers are with you. Cherish your..."
    - Ruby Hefner
  • "Clete, Serena, Celie and Reggie, our thoughts and prayers..."
    - Ron and Leanne Dalton & Family
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
    - Tim and Marge Roh
  • "My deep condolences to you and the family."
    - Terri VanHouten
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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD



Died peacefully at her home in Rockville, MD surrounded by her loving family on February 20, 2017. Beloved wife of 67 years to Clete Roh. Survived by three daughters, Regina Schwartz (Raymond) of Monroe, CT, Cecelia Windham (Thomas) of Conroe, TX and Serena Treworgy of Warrenton, VA; eight grandchildren Kate, Jessica, Lindsey, Danielle, Kelley, Tyler, Chris and Alicia; and 11 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clint and Carol Dorwart. She was preceded in death by parents George R. and Gladys (Dillon) Penke, brothers, Wayland and George C.; sisters, Vernelle Baker, Marilyn Jones and Joyce Blake. A warm, hospitable, generous and fun loving woman, Beverly was born and raised on a farm near Bennington, NE and is a 1947 graduate of Bennington High School. She was employed as a Bookkeeper at several companies in Nebraska, Colorado, Ohio and the Washington. DC area. Beverly retired as the Bookkeeper for the Irrigation Association in 1989. She is a member of the Nebraska Society of Washington, DC and the Ladies Sodality at the Shrine of St. Jude where she was also a parishioner for 55 years. Friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring, MD 20901 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on February 24, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will held on February 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Jude, 12701 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JSSA-HOSPICE, 1390 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, or


Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017
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