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DANVILLE - Beverly J. "Bev" Kuidlan was born July 2, 1946, in Danville, Ill. She was the daughter of Ollie E. and Dorothy J. (Butler) Swank.
She married Oscar M. "Tito" Kuidlan on Dec. 27, 1977, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"Bev" is survived by one son, Francisco O. "Paco" (Mandi) Kuidlan of Hollywood, Md.; four grandchildren, Cody Dare of Hollywood, Md., Jenna (Anthony) Miedzinski of Jacksonville, N.C., Joselyn Kuidlan and Chayton Kuidlan, both of Hollywood, Md.; one sister, Lesley Kay (Gary) Kentgen of Osseo, Wis.; as well as several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She also is survived by special friends Pastor Curtis and Joyce Cox, Sylva Reasor, Bill and Jane Drebus, Keith and Marilyn Bouslog, Pastor Jim and Mary Ford, and Jill Fouts.
"Bev" was preceded in death by her parents; husband, "Tito"; one brother, Robert Leslie "Bob" Swank; maternal grandmother, Tessa M. (Huffman) Butler; paternal grandparents, Lora O. Swank and Hazel D. (Rohrer) Swank; as well as several aunts and uncles.
"Bev" attended Cannon Grade School in Danville and graduated from Danville High School in 1963 with honors and membership in the National Honor Society. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and Teaching (K-14) from Eastern Illinois University (cum laude) in Charleston, Ill.; a degree in Bible (Old Testament History) and Missions from St. Louis Christian College, in Florissant, Mo.; and completed other Biblical studies from Lincoln Christian College, in Lincoln, Ill. "Bev" later received her Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education (K-6) from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill. (magma cum laude). Beverly taught in three consolidated school districts - Effingham, Shelbyville and Danville - retiring after teaching for 32 years.
"Bev" was a member of Lone Oak Church of Christ in Danville where she spent several years teaching Sunday School classes, coaching the Bible Bowl team and serving as the church organist.
A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Curtis Cox of Branson, Mo., and Charles Strange will co-officiate. Graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola, Ill.
Memorials may be made to St. Louis Christian College, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of North America, or The American Cancer Society. Please join Beverly's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com .
Published on August 21, 2017
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