Beverly Ann Hougham

September 28, 1954February 13, 2021

Peoria – Beverly A. Hougham, 66, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

She was born on September 28, 1954 in Peoria to Hugh and Eva (Lingenfelter) Hudson. Beverly married Danney F. Hougham on September 30, 1972 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2015 in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters.

Beverly is survived by her three children, Danney (September) Hougham II, Donald (Jodi) Hougham, and Sabrina (Josh) Clark, all of Peoria; two grandchildren, Donald Hougham II and Hannah Scharp, both of Peoria; sister, Kelly Hudson of Lewistown; and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly was the most loving and caring person. She opened her heart and home to anyone she knew. Over the course of her life, Beverly was a babysitter to many, as well as, a volunteer for the Mark Bills JFL program. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Bartonville. Beverly was an avid reader and coffee drinker and loved watching Jeopardy and her St. Louis Cardinals. However, her biggest joy was found spending time with her family.

Beverly leaves behind a remarkable legacy to her children and grandchildren with Love Always.

Cremation arrangements will be handled by Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Literacy Foundation Online.

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James Bailey

February 20, 2021

She babysat me along with half the Martin St. kids in the 80s. Good neighbors, I miss baseball in the backyard with Danny and Donny, Mr. Softy truck raids in the summer, watching Smokey and the Bandit at the house, coming home from school in the winter and seeing the adults having a snowball fight, and trying my best to get a basketball to the rim on their garage. Bev was apart of the magic that was our little neighborhood, the fact that a parking lot now sits where a lot of us lived at one time or another is sad, but I can still see it the way it was in the 80s growing up. There were never any worries in our world, and she was a part of the reason. Us kids knew we were looked after and safe because she along with the other parents and adults were never far away. She may have passed on, but like Dan who was like a dad to a lot of us will live forever in our hearts.

Debbie Roark

February 18, 2021

Bev was my favorite aunt. She was a very loving person. I spent a lot of time with her when I was growing up in Peoria. She was my babysitter and then she babysat my oldest son. Her nickname for me was her Oldest. She will be missed. ❤❤

Shelly Dabbs

February 17, 2021

I will never forget all the times I spent with her. So many memories that will forever be with me. I know she loved her family & is now back with those who passed before her. She will be missed so much. Hugs to Danney, Donald, Bri & the rest of the family.

Johanna Bushong

February 16, 2021

Dan, Donald and Bri...I am so sorry to learn this news. Your mom was such a sweetheart. Most of the best times I remember included so much laughter. Big hugs to you all.