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Fritz, Beverly J.
Beverly J. Fritz, 86, formerly of Rio, Ill. died Friday, March 30, 2012 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1926 in Victoria, Ill. to Lloyd and Mildred Gustafson Russell. She Married Donald W. Fritz December 26, 1947 in Rio, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving is a son Rickord (and Dianna) Fritz of Dunlap, Ill., a daughter, Pamela Fritz of Knoxville, Ill., three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Beverly was a school teacher in Rio for four years. She later worked in accounting in Rio and Altona for 20 years. She graduated from Alpha High School, Alpha, Ill. in 1944. She attended Monmouth College, Monmouth, Ill. She was a member of Rio Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, Deacon of the church and past president of the Ladies Church Guild. For the past few years, she has been a member of Covenant Church in Galesburg. She was a member of the Knox County Home Bureau.

Above all, Bev Fritz loved and served the Lord. She deeply loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and dedicated her life to unconditionally loving them.

Cremation will be accorded with a memorial service 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Covenant Church. Rev. Tom Ek and Rev. Christine Bailey will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Covenant Church or Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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