WYANET — Beverly Todd Grant, 88, of Wyanet died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at her home.
She was born April 29, 1931, in Victoria, Ill., to Archie and Marie (LaFollette) Todd. She attended LaFayette School for 10 years and finished her high school at Princeton High School. Beverly married Steve Grant on March 9, 1969. He passed away Nov. 14, 2010.
Her children are: Ronald Beaber (deceased) and Kathie Anderson of Henry, Jerry VanAutreve and Jim VanAutreve, both of Spring Valley, and Jeff (Dana) VanAutreve of Tiskilwa. Her grandchildren are: Brian Sissel, children: Jordan and Jacob Sissel, Ann (Quentin) Yepson, children: Craig Sissel, Monica (Casey) Allen, children: Lilly, Landan, Lainey and Lakota Allen, Matt Beaber, children: Megan and Zach Beaber, Andrea (Kevin) Frost, children: Joshua, Brandon, Katelynn, Hanna, and grandson Matthew, Samantha (Tim) Jackson, children: Deserae, Bradly and Anthony Mayette and grandchildren: Aiden and Athena Sisemore, Emily (Tyler) Wolf, Bentley, Easton, Carter, and Keeley Wolf, Eli (Haley) VanAutreve and Jamie VanAutreve.
Beverly had five sisters: Betty Cutshaw (deceased), Maxine Rednour (deceased), Marilyn Freidman (deceased), Elva Smith of Colorado and Martha Dozal of Florida. She also had one brother, Dwayne Todd (deceased).
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, siblings, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beverly worked at Kroger’s Grocery and Hartmans Grocery Store, both in Princeton. She owned and served the community at Wyanet Restaurant for 10 years, and closed it in 1970. She also worked at Perry Memorial Hospital in the food service department and went on to retire from Wyanet Grade School as manager of the cafeteria. During her “retirement years,” she served at Johnsons Carpet Shoppe part-time.
Beverly’s favorite thing to do was teach ceramics for 38 years, with a shop in her own home. She loved working with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 25 years. She belonged to St. Louis Catholic Church and CCW, and was also a member of the Wyanet Historical Society.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton.
Memorials may be directed to Second Story Teen Center in Princeton.
The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton is handling arrangements. Online condolences maybe left at www.grant-johnsonfh.com.