Beverly Ann Weitekamp

beverly weitekamp

May 11, 1941 ~ October 18, 2023

Born in: Macon County, Illinois
Resided in: Morrisonville, Illinois

Beverly “Bev” Ann Weitekamp, 82, of Morrisonville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at her residence.

Bev was born May 11, 1941, in Macon County, IL, the daughter of Eldo and Emily (Steck) Harrell.  She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1959 and went to work for the local phone company for several years.  Bev married Dale Weitekamp on May 2, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and from then on worked in the home as a babysitter for many local families.  She babysat for over 45 years.

Bev was a caring and generous woman and loved social events.  She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, where she was also a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Bev loved reading, crossword puzzles, board games, western movies, and she was a Fighting Illini Basketball fanatic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Mary Nolan and Janet Fulk-Nolan.

Bev is survived by her children, Jeff (wife, Jean) Weitekamp of Morrisonville, and Susie (husband, Steve) Gragert of Rochester; grandchildren, Luke Gragert, Mattie Gragert, and Lance Weitekamp; brother, Robert Harrell of Pekin; sisters-in-law, Mary Lorraine (husband, Jerry) Spurgeon of Carlinville, and Darlene (husband, Ray) O’Brien of Morrisonville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. John T. Hannigan and Rev. Florent Kanga concelebrating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Kitchell Memorial Library, PO Box 49, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or  The June Peden-Stade Grand Toy Drive, payable to St. John’s Pediatrics, 800 E. Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62769. Donations of food may be brought to the Knights of Columbus Hall #1151 in Morrisonville on Friday morning.

Please visit to share memories of Bev, or to offer condolences to her family.


Visitation: October 26, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Morrisonville
304 Carlin St.
Morrisonville, IL 62546

Funeral Mass: October 27, 2023 10:00 am

St. Maurice Catholic Church
706 SE 4th St.
Morrisonville, IL 62546

Interment: October 27, 2023 11:30 am

Oak Hill Cemetery
820 S. Cherokee St.
Taylorville, IL 62568

View current weather.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Beverly Ann Weitekamp 's name.

Kitchell Memorial Library

300 SE 5th St.




The June Peden-Stade Grand Toy Drive (payable to St. John's Pediatrics)

800 E. Carpenter Street




Memories Timeline


  1. To the Weitekamp family:
    Wishing the family and friends a song in your heart, sunshine after the clouds, a rainbow after the rain.
    Sherry and Richard Hesterberg

  2. Light a CandleSo sorry for your loss Jeff,she was a wonderful lady and we always loved our visits with her and you are like one our own since we first met your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏

  3. Light a CandleThe last time I talked with Bev was at one of Jeff’s horse pulling events in southern Illinois four years. Jeff set it up for us the meet. Sadly, it was our last time to see each other, but we had a wonderful chat. Bev was a year ahead of me in high school. Lot of fond memories of those 1950s.
    Bev, her siblings, other cousins and I had some wonderful times at those Big family Sunday dinners at our grandparents Steck’s home. Played until we were exhausted!!
    She and her family lived on the Morris farm, now the Christian County historical site. This was next to the Drive in theatre. Still remember sitting behind the machine shed, eating homemade ice cream and watching the movies with Mary, Bob, Janet and Bev. Best part… FREE MOVIES!
    The only disagreement we ever had was about the 1950s. I never thought they were the good ole days, but she did. What we did agree upon was the good old days fun days for us cousins.
    Ginny and I send our condolence to the entire family

  4. Light a CandleThis is so sad to hear. We did not know one another personally; I knew of their family. It’s amazing how the Good Lord puts people in our thoughts/pathway. The other day I was sitting and thinking when Bev’s name came to my mind. I had not seen any of the Weitekamps for many years. I wondered how she and the kids were . I am sorry for her families lose. May her soul rest in peace – Carmen M Luczak

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle

Accessibility Tools