of Springfield, MO
October 13, 1940 - September 12, 2021
Beverly Ann Rodery Reagan, 80 of Springfield, MO passed away Sunday September 12, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born on October 13, 1940.Beverly spent her childhood and formative years in Arkansas before marrying the love of her life, Charles D. Reagan, a military man, whom together, with their children, would have many adventures around the world and back.In the 1980's Beverly would return to school to become a Registerd Nurse and completed her training in Houston, TX - with honors. After a long and successful career as a nurse caring for others, and then accomplished seamstress, Beverly, effervescent as ever, had acquired sufficient experience to practice her craft as expert mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Beverly will forever be known for her tireless devotion to family, stories, warmth, and laughter. Her strength, determination, and willpower were the foundation upon which she enriched others and through her kids, she instilled responsibility, hard work, and dedication. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and doting over her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beverly inspired all those around her with the love of food, cooking, healing, and caring; a lesson passed to her by her mother Hazel. Beverly is preceded in death by mother Hazel E. Banks and father Paul L. Rodery, her brother Larry R. Rodery and 1 grandson Paul David Stahl (Little Paul). Beverly is survived by her loving husband Charles; sons Larry K. (Leslie), Charles D. Jr (Beverly), Alan M. (Jana); her daughter Beth R. (Shannon); her brother-Thomas L. Rodery; her sisters-Sandra Hagy, Pat Dickus and Peggy Goodwin, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 1:00pm, with Funeral Services following at the Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy, Arkansas at 2:00pm. Interment will be at White County Memorial Garden.Online Guestboo: rollerfuneralhomes.com/searcy
Mawmaw, as I knew her, was a gentle, wise soul. She loved all us grandkids (even me being "adopted"). She said years ago when I was just a newcomer of the family that, "I think we'll keep her". Every visit was full of love and food. Visiting was a big event! Every meal was planned and snacks were plentiful. I use her sausage gravy recipe she shared with me a few years ago every time I make biscuits and gravy. I'm privileged to have been able to know her for the time that I did. They always welcomed guests with open arms no matter what. I'll miss her greatly.
MY PRAYER'S ARE WITH MY BROTHER CHARLES AND HIS CHILDREN,LARRY,CHUCK,BETH AND MICKEYAND FAMILIES TODAY AS THEY LAY THEIR SWEET MOTHER BEVERLY TO REST,OH THE TIMES WE HAD IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS,BEV WAS ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE GATHERING,THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE SHE ALWAYS HAD ON HER FACE AND SO MUCH FUN TO BE AROUND.SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY,BUT WE WILL ALL MEET AGAIN ON THAT BEAUTIFUL SHORE ONE FINE DAY.I ASK YOU OUR GOOD LORD TO WRAP YOUR LOVING ARMS AROUND THIS LOVING FAMILY AND COMFORT THEM AT THIS TIME .AMEN
My deepest condolences to the family of Beverly. I was blessed to have met her some years back when driving my Dad down to see his cousins (Charles & Beverly). It became a yearly event after that first time, and I enjoyed myself immensely. Eating her wonderful cooking, and listening to everyone tell their stories. Beverly will be missed greatly but her stories will live on forever.
My Dearest Cousin Charles and family,I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better but, there isn’t. I remember fondly my trips down to Arkansas with my father, Teddy. My most precious memory of Beverly is her kindness. She made LuAnn, dad, and myself feel like we were home. The lady had spunk and I loved it. May her memory always be a blessing.Linda
Beverly was everything you wanted in a grandmother. Every time you walked into her house you felt as though you were "coming home". The door was always open, the dogs were always barking, and the food was always ready. My goodness did you eat well at her house. Two dinners (4 and 6), plus a snack about 9. She shared herself effortlessly and completely. The stories she told, her amazing laugh, and her sweet voice (in addition to the pounds gained), are what I will always remember about her.In a long of line of people touched by this woman, I consider myself lucky to have known her, eaten her amazing food (chicken and dumplings + chocolate bon-bons), and felt her love. We are all better for having known, and been loved, by Beverly.