Beverly Ann Weitekamp
May 11, 1941 ~ October 18, 2023
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 www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Bev, or to offer condolences to her family.
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