Beverly A. Freddy, 90, of Atkinson, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht and Deacon Nick Simon officiated. A visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson, where a rosary was prayed at 1:30 p.m. Cremation rites were accorded after the funeral mass and a private inurnment was at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Beverly Freddy Memorial Fund, to be distributed amongst several local organizations.

Beverly A. Freddy, 90, of Atkinson, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Engelbrecht and Deacon Nick Simon officiated. A visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson, where a rosary was prayed at 1:30 p.m. Cremation rites were accorded after the funeral mass and a private inurnment was at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Beverly Freddy Memorial Fund, to be distributed amongst several local organizations.

Beverly was born on Feb. 23, 1928, in Geneseo, the daughter of John and Irene (Vandersnick) Goethals. She graduated from Atkinson High School and Marycrest College. Beverly was united in marriage to William J. Freddy on Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson.

Beverly started her career in education in a one-room school house in Loraine Township, followed by a teaching position at Bass School, which was located north of Atkinson. She ended her teaching career as a middle school English and speech teacher at the Atkinson Junior High School. Beverly touched the lives of many students during her 35 years as a teacher.

After her retirement, she worked as a receptionist at Central Bank, in Geneseo. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed going antiquing, doll collecting, and loved to decorate her home for all of the seasons throughout the year.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, William; son, Kurt (Sandy) Freddy, of Atkinson; daughter, Colleen (Jim) Lohr, of Coal Valley; four grandchildren, John Lohr, Sarah (fiance Royce Woodley) Lohr, Audra (Rob) Bates and Justin Freddy; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Bates. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Irene.