Shirley F. Beveridge, 85 of Wanatah, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. She was born September 25, 1937, in Denbigh, North Dakota to the late George and Beatrice (Heath) Drader. Shirley began her career at Kaiser Aluminum in Wanatah, where she met her future husband, Ted. Later, she started a career doing photo retouching by hand, until the digital revolution. Most importantly, Shirley was also a gifted homemaker who ran her household meticulously.
Shirley was family oriented and especially cherished spending time with her beloved daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also loved to stay active by playing golf, doing yardwork and gardening, crocheting award winning afghans for family and friends, and working on her puzzle books. Shirley enjoyed listening to music, singing with her husband on road trips, and taking dance classes with him. Trips to their lake house in Culver gave Shirley immense joy and peace. She relished in time spent on the water at Lake Maxinkuckee, boating and water skiing. Elegance radiated from Shirley in all aspects of her life. You would never find a hair out of place on Shirley’s head, even while water skiing. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be dearly missed. Shirley’s beautiful smile will be missed, but her legacy will live on in the lives she touched while she was here.
On August 30, 1963 in Gary, Indiana, Shirley married the love of her life, Ted Beveridge, who survives, along with their daughters: Trinny (Brian) Brown of Kouts, IN, Kathy (Jon) Marks of Valparaiso, IN, and Sherleen (Tony) Bucich of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren: Stacy (Ryan) Pendowski, Chad (Jessica) Marks, Shawn Brown, Logan Brown, Tayler Bucich, Trent Bucich, and Trisa Bucich; great-grandchildren: Braily, Keegan, and Kase Pendowski, and Reade and Mack Marks; and brother, Gene (Pat) Drader of Petoskey, MI. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Dale and Leroy Drader.
Shirley’s family would like to thank everyone for the compassionate care Shirley received in her final stage of life, as well as the comfort and support they received as a family.
A private celebration of life will be held by Shirley’s family. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Dunes Hospice.
We are so sorry for your loss! Shirley has always held a special place in my heart as well as the entire family. I have wonderful memories of our time together. Please know my heart is breaking and I pray God bless you and keep you in His loving care at this difficult time and always. With all my love and sympathy, -Steve & Teresa Tucker
Though I didn't know you very long, rest in peace Shirley! You will be missed! -barb fogarty
We are so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Shirley and her family. I spend many fun times at her house with Kathy and Trinny. I also played bunco with Shirley for many years. She was such a fun and wonderful person. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. -Drue and Diane McClanahan
Our deepest sympathies to Ted, Kathy, Trinny, Sherleen and your whole family. I will miss my cousin Shirley. I’m sure she was greeted in Heaven by her parents, 2 brothers, and a huge HEATH reunion. -Pam and Tom Zolvinski
Condolences to Uncle Ted, Trinny, Kathy, Sherleen and Aunt Shirley’s extended family. I have great memories of staying with the Beverage family as a kid. Aunt Shirley always greeted everyone with a big hug and made you feel a part of the family. She was beautiful inside and out. Rest in peace. -Debbie Avera
With Deepest Sympathy on your family’s lost. Shirley as sweet as can be. Feel your lost. -John and Vicki Trickler
I am so sorry for your loss. Having had you in my life as a great neighbor growing up was the best anyone could ask for! I have so many wonderful memories. I will never forget your big pan of apple slices coming out of the oven, boating at Culver lake, getting snowed in and so much more! Thank you for bringing a little peace of heaven to everyone you met! I’m praying for all of the family at this difficult time. -Barb Campbell Weiss
I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences to Ted and his family. Shirley and Ted were my kind and friendly neighbors at Lake Maxinkuckee. Shirley would wave and say come over and see us in the front porch. The days were always sweeter when I got to catch up with Shirley and Ted. I will always remember her kind words and caring way.
-Susan Beeman and family