Beverly Charlene Graham, age 57, of Stover passed away peacefully on April 8, 2023 after a
battle with cervical cancer at University Hospital in Columbia.
On the 17 th day of April in 1965, James Fredrick Fischer and Violet Lona (Wehrman) Fischer
welcomed Beverly into their family at University Hospital in Columbia. On June 6, 1965, she
was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stover.
For her education, Beverly attended Morgan County R-1 School for Kindergarten and first grade.
Then she attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Stover from second grade to eighth grade. On
April 8, 1979, she was confirmed. Her confirmation verse was Remain faithful to God and He
will bless you (Revelation 2:10). Next, she attended high school at Morgan County R-1 until
Kendal was born in March 1982. In December 1985, her son Jason was born. Daughter
Stephanie joined the family in December 1988. Her children were the reasons she worked so
hard --- and always with a smile. Beverly was very humble on every path --- whether it was
joyful or with a great challenge. She held her head high, strolled on the given path, and did it all
Beverly gained experience as a young person that hard work earns one's upward trend of
accomplishments in the journey of life. Farming was always present in her days. Chores never
bothered her. Tinkering around the farm brought her soul immense joy. Just as with the farm
work, she used her hands to sew jackets in a factory, tend to customers in a rural gas station, and
assemble and paint small motors. One of the best uses of her callous hands, though, was to offer
firm guidance and gentle support to her children and grandchildren. Helping others without
hesitation was ever-present. Her intentions were sincere. A practical mindset allowed Beverly to
implement and improvise. Sometimes it was her way --- only --- with some stubbornness ---
although all the while it would be simple and accomplished. The outcome of her actions
displayed she was always in a forward moving motion.
With nature is where she yearned to be! During her fruitful lifetime, Beverly enjoyed deer
hunting and mushroom hunting as well as coon hunting. It was often in the summer that
blackberry picking as well as bagging up walnuts was on her agenda. Hayrides were a highlight
for her as well! Her love of farm animals and caring for them developed at a young age. She had
delight in caring for hogs, calves, and her dear horse Sadie. Helping with the process of baling
hay to bucking bales was present as well. Fishing was also a beloved pastime! Beverly's
successful green thumb abilities allowed her to enrich her home and yard with trees, gardens,
flowers, and bushes of sorts. While her love of nature captured her attention --- the presence of
her grandchildren being part of her outdoor ventures warmed her heart even more! Aside from
outdoor interests, Beverly also enjoyed dancing to country music, playing card games, roller
skating, and crocheting at different times in her life. Time with her children, grandchildren, and
other family members granted her an abundant amount of joy!
Left to embrace and carry on Beverly's legacy are two sons and a daughter. Kendal Shewmaker
of Ionia, and Jason Shewmaker and wife Jennifer of Ionia are from the union with Doyle
Shewmaker; and Stephanie Graham was from the union with Lewis Graham III. Her mother,
Violet Fischer, will cherish the treasured memories of her daughter Beverly. Her five
grandchildren --- Jacob Muin, Jaiden Shewmaker, Madilynn Wilson, Sierra Wilson, and Paden
Graham --- will pay tribute to her through their love. Brother, Fredrick Fischer and wife Tammy
of Stover, and sister Sharon Brooks and husband Layne of Windsor will fondly reminisce of her
genuine care for others. Nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends will miss her dearly and
keep her spirit alive through their kind actions and words.
Beverly was preceded in death by her father James Fischer, a niece Dawn Fischer, her paternal
grandparents Raymond and Clara Fischer, and her maternal grandparents John and Pearley
The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13,2023 at the
Scrivner-Page-Dady Funeral Home in Stover.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Scrivner-Page-Dady Funeral
Homes in Stover with Kenny Shewmaker officiating. Interment Ceremony will be in the St. Paul
Lutheran Cemetery, Stover.
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