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Beverly J. Cheeseman

Beverly J. Cheeseman, 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Heritage Health, El Paso.

Beverly was born in Gridley, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Harriet Sedekum. She was a proud member of the Women’s Army Corps, serving overseas. She taught cosmetology in Chicago, and operated her own hair salon in California.

Always willing to help, listen, or just give a hug, Beverly was a friend to many, and was known for her kind and caring ways. She was a patient and loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, granddaughter, sister, and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Health, El Paso for their kindness, care, and support of Beverly and her family for the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. East Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Beverly J. Cheeseman

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Kirk Huettl

June 27, 2020

So sorry Michelle & Erin for the passing of your mother & grandmother. Beverly was a dear friend of mine and a good neighbor in Bloomington for many years. I enjoyed going to afternoon movies with Beverly & eating at Cracker Barrel when she lived next door. I remember she helped me pick out something at Cracker Barrel gift shop to place on my fathers tombstone in Wisconsin. She had such a big heart & was a very caring person. She gave me advise and helped comfort me when I lost my close friend Charlie in 2005. She loved her family and friends dearly and she was a very social person. Wish I would of visit her more in El Paso past few years. She always made me smile. Will miss her dearly, and her hugs. Michelle & Erin, Beverly is your guardian angel in heaven smiling down at us.

Rachel Porch

June 26, 2020

Michele I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special person to my kids and I. Knowing that I couldn’t come see her during her last days broke my heart. When explaining to my son that we couldn’t go see her he didn’t understand, and it was very hard. I’m going to miss her sweet voice, hugs, love, Phone calls and spending time with her. Something about when I came to visit her and the way her face lit up when she saw me made my day. And then when I would leave, she’d hug me and in her sweet voice she’d say “I love you sweetie”. Always made me cry. She was looking forward to meeting my baby. I knew she would be thrilled to hold her. I already miss her so much!

Roger and Barb Haab

June 26, 2020

Michelle, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a blessing to our mom, during a time in her life that she needed a special friend. We will always be grateful for your mom’s caring nature, friendship and joy that she brought into Ann’s life at that time. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. We hope the many memories will help to ease your pain.

Jenny Esser

June 25, 2020

Beverly was such a loving person. Always there for a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I talked to her about.moving out of state one night and she told me " you just have to do it". If you wait, you'll never do it." I did move on to Kentucky. Beverly will be missed by many. Beautiful person inside and out.

Amanda Jenkins

June 25, 2020

Bev loved her cheese bugles, reading her paper every morning, when getting her ready for a meal she always had to look in the mirror to make sure her hair was okay, but will miss the hugs and kisses on the cheek and followed with an I love you, and she really loved her Sunday visits with her daughter and granddaughter.. Bev will be truly missed...

Tina Carey

June 25, 2020

She was a wonderful person. She was always willing to give me a hug when she saw I was down. She will be missed.