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Beverly A. Hirstein

Beverly A. Hirstein, nee Amrine, 90, of Waterloo, Illinois, died June 18, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. She was born February 24, 1929, in Urbana, IL.

She is survived by her children Gary (Mary) Hirstein, Katha (Mark) Cranage, John (Cheri) Hirstein, and Sharon (Ken Weiler) Hirstein;  grandchildren Eric Hirstein, Nicholas (Tracy) Hirstein, Nicholas McClane, Carrie (Mike) Love, Amy (Raub) Olsen, Holly (Adam) Radford, Scott (Jami) Hirstein, and Matt (Michelle) Jaenke; 8 great grandchildren; the father of their children Harold Hirstein; brother Melvin (Doris) Amrine; sister Patricia Theros; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Beverly is preceded in death by her parents Edgar S. and Clara E. (nee Ford) Amrine.

She was a member of St. Paul UCC - Waterloo,  lifelong Cardinal Fan, an avid Bridge player, and an expert cross stitcher.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Monroe County Humane Society

Memorial Visitation:
10 AM until time of service Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Memorial Service:
11 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Michael Southcombe officiating

To help celebrate her life please feel free to wear red or St. Louis Cardinal attire.

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My sincere condolences go to the family at this trying time. There is a Bible passage that comforts me greatly. Jesus promised he will resurrect our loved ones. John 5: 28 and 29. When earth becomes the place of peace Jesus talked about at Matthew 5:5, then we will live the promise of everlasting peace. Psalm 37:29. We have a promise from God at Revelation 21:3,4. There will be no more death and pain. There is more comfort to be read about in God's Word, the Bible concerning the resurrection and reuniting with our loved ones. May Gods peace be yours. Isaiah 26:4.

Vee Manc Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

Emily Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

To the woman who stole my heart just 3 years ago. I love you Bev, I know you are happy and watching your Redbirds. To her children, I am so glad I was able to at least meet all of you. My prayers for peace to all of you.

Dawn Vogt Jun 25 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my most sincere sympathies to all of Bev's family.

Viola Marsee Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Beverly was a wonderful lady with a St. Louis Baseball Cardinal spirit that no one could match. She gave of her time and her gift of cross stitch to anyone she met. I am very blessed to be one of those people. I pray her family finds comfort in knowing that she experiencing true joy and love with her heavenly Father. .

MARY HASTINGS Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Bev was an amazing lady, I will miss her so much. She made me smile more than I can tell you. I admired her honesty and her hilarious sense of humor. She definitely was loved!! My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I am sorry for your loss.

Faith Bertram Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM

Gary.Katha,John and Sharon.
Ronnie and I are so sorry for your loss.she will be missed. We have a lot of great memories.

Sandi stumpf Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM

Grandma you will be greatly missed! The St. Louis Cardinals lost their biggest fan, Diet Coke sales will take a dip, cross stitching will become a lost art. I will miss the cards you send, and your short but sweet phone calls. I wont forget your dictionary mind, your love of books, wine, your thoughtfulness, and your sewing skills. Im thankful you attended my wedding and met my daughter! You will forever be in my memories!

Holly Hirstein Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM