Beverly "Jo Jo" Brewer McCombs

December 28, 1955July 23, 2018

Beverly Brewer "Jo Jo" McCombs, 62, of LaGrange, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born December 28, 1955 to William and Mildred Brewer in PeWee Valley, Kentucky. Beverly was a Drama Teacher at LaGrange Elementary, a Dance Teacher, on the LaGrange City Council, a member of the Project Guild and an Oldham County Magistrate for District 2. She was also a member of Portland Church of the Promise, the Derby City Dragons, and an active member of LiveStrong at North East YMCA. She is preceded in death by her father, sisters; Linda Morgan and Diana West, and brother; Charles Brewer. Left to cherish the memory of Beverly are her husband of 37 years; Greg McCombs, daughters; Jamie Smith Best, Allegra Kent McCombs, Keri Allison McCombs, 4 grandkids; Elliot Best, Cade Best, Taylor Adams, and Claire Rolph, mother; Mildred Brewer, siblings; Kathie Stoess (Larry), William Brewer (Jody), and Donna Barnett (Denny), and sister-in-law; Suellen Brewer. A Celebration of Life will be held at Covenant United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 28th at 10am with visitation at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home on Friday evening from 4-8pm. Memorial donations can be made in Beverly's name to Derby City Dragons, 291 Hubbards Lane, Suite 172-238, Louisville, KY 40207-8203. Please leave your online condolences for the family at


  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 28, 2018

Beverly "Jo Jo" Brewer McCombs

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Donna Claggett

July 28, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to your family. I got to know Beverly when she was running for magistrate in my district. I own the Skylight Country Store, she would come in when campaigning. We became acquaintances/friends. Beverly was a very warm, friendly person that you couldn't help but like and would leave a warm lasting impression. She definitely was a Oldham County treasure that will be missed.

Nina Rierdon

July 27, 2018

How incredibly blessed I am to have known Bev and also Greg. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. Bev was always so supportive of me and my own journey. She had a great attitude and carried herself with grace. God bless.

Valerie Sutherland

July 27, 2018

I've lived on Madison Street for many years now. The most vivid memory I have of Beverly is her big smile. My son would talk for days about the haunted house Beverly and Greg put together for Halloween. Kids would come from all over to see their haunted house. It even made me jump a few times.
Beverly is at peace now. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and by her family, but never forgotten.
Draw strength from your love and memories of Beverly. Celebrate her life.
God Bless you at this time. Valerie

Becky Oldson-Barnett

July 27, 2018

She was always so vivacious and sweet when we were in High School. I was in FHA with her and she was not only a true leader, but sweet to all no matter what. Prayers for her family.

Linda Gill (Boone)

July 27, 2018

I will remember the sweet, funny, jubilant little girl I was friends with in grade school...and the kind, fearless, optimistic and generous woman I re-connected with a few years ago...her joyous spirit, and those big, beautiful brown eyes that glowed with warmth...and a little mischief, too! My deepest condolences to Greg, her girls and her grandbabies and all her family & friends...she was and always will be one of the most amazing people I ever met. And, it's good to know she is bringing all that love and fun and laughter to everyone in heaven!

Melody Meador

July 26, 2018

She was always one of my favorite people at school. She will be dearly missed.

Josh Brown

July 26, 2018

I'm a second-cousin, a cousin once-removed, or whatever you call me. I've been friends with Bev's oldest daughter, Jamie, since middle school. I often crossed paths with The Twins, Beverly, and Greg at family functions. I've witnessed the love they have for one another firsthand; with the frequency one stops, watches, and waits for trains to roll through town a few blocks from where they live in LaGrange.
Even to an outsider, I believe their love for one another is evident. Had Bev died suddenly, of a cause other than the cancer she beat time and time again, her love for her family and passion for life would not have been a mystery.
I'm not exactly sure how she did it, but Beverly balanced family and her professional pursuits better than most, and with grace. I was a substitute teacher for Bev's drama classes at LaGrange Elementary a couple times. Although Bev was off those days, her energy was still in her classroom, and her students clearly adored her.
Lastly, I'll mention that in a pinch, Bev married my wife and me in her living room, with Greg and a random neighbor as witnesses. She promised not to tell my family until I was ready and she kept that promise, even though I waited as long as I did to tell them.
As for Greg, I think it's fair to say that Beverly was his passion. I can't imagine what he must be going through. Maybe there comes some relief in knowing Beverly's suffering is over. And maybe there's solace in seeing the love of his life through the eyes of his girls.

Susanne Doyle

July 25, 2018

I remember her love and glowing smile from CUMC and watching the twins from time to time! She is going to be greatly missed! 😢

Lynn Nobles

July 25, 2018

I first met Beverly when she was a clerk in the Oldham County Courthouse some 40 years ago. We developed a deep and lasting friendship.
Beverly always had a smile and kind word every time we met. She had such a wonderful sense of humor and always brightened my day. She spoke often of her husband Greg and her daughter's she was so very proud of.
We will truely miss her, Heavenly Father has received a special soul.

Wanda and William Jackson

July 25, 2018

We first met Beverly as she taught survivors how to march in the parade . She made it fun. The last time I saw her ,we were on the Yum center floor , celebrating being survivors . We would always find each other at events . Grief is what we feel when a love one passes over. From your loving arms to Jesus ' s loving arms. I will not say goodbye , but see you later.