Beverly Jean Traub

June 24, 1928September 8, 2020

On September 8, 2020 Beverly Jean (Stafford) Traub peacefully passed away at the age of 92 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Beverly was born in San Diego, California to Gertrude and Harold Stafford. She was preceded in death by her husband (Fred), parents, four brothers (Harold Jr., Carl, Dean, and Hugh), and a sister (Virginia). She is survived by a daughter, Luanne Traub McFarlane, a granddaughter Laura McFarlane Badcock (Craig), a grandson, William McFarlane (Mary), and a great-granddaughter Winifred McFarlane.

Upon leaving California, Beverly’s family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1942 the family settled in Harpersfield, Ohio. She married Fred Traub on August 29, 1953, and the couple were happily married for nearly 56 years. In 1957 they moved to Ridge Manor, Florida. Together, they were influential and energetic members of the community. They developed residential and commercial properties, were small business owners, and provided support to other endeavors in the area. In 2017, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be closer to family.

Beverly graduated from Geneva High School in 1946 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kent State University. She continued her education in Florida where she earned a master’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1968 and a Doctor of Education degree from Nova University in 1976.

Beverly dedicated her life to education. After graduating from Kent State, she returned to her former high school where she taught for seven years. In Florida she was employed by the Hernando District School Board as a teacher, school counselor, school administrator, district administrator, and assistant superintendent. She retired from the school system in 1988.

For many years she was an avid boater (despite being a poor swimmer). She and her husband knew the waters of Tampa Bay well and took annual trips up and down the Gulf Coast. Beverly enjoyed sports and, wherever she lived, was a passionate fan of her hometown team. Those who worked with her and knew her well would not be surprised to learn that she took up boxing near the end of her life. Tenacity and determination were among her many strengths.

She was respected and deeply loved by her family, friends, and community. No funeral service is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ASPCA in your area. Her final resting place will be next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery. She will be missed.


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