Beverly Closterman

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Beverly Ann Closterman, nee Pope, 66, of Belleville, IL, born September 23, 1953, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at her home.

Beverly retired from the University of Illinois, DSCC. She enjoyed vacationing at the beach, being outdoors in her garden, and was a lifelong Cardinals baseball fan. She was so deeply loved by all her family, friends, and co-workers, and will be dearly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward, Sr. and Rosemarie, nee Bauer, Pope; and a brother, Mark Pope.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 44 years, Larry E. Closterman, whom she married on November 6, 1976;
a daughter, Carrie Lynn Closterman of Belleville, IL;
a son, Jason Lawrence Closterman of Orlando, FL;
one grandchild, Tristen Nadeau;
three sisters, Rosalie Schlarman, Jean Kortes, and Mary (Jack) Osterle;
and a brother, Edward Jr. (Margie) Pope;

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

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31 Comments on Beverly Closterman

Deb Timko said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2020 at 12:08 PM

I was so sad to hear about Bev’s passing. We first got to know one another when our kids were together at St Mary’s Catholic Grade School and then rekindled our friendship when Bev worked at St Paul’s Senior Living and my mom became a resident there. Bev had such a wonderful smile and was always so welcoming and friendly. A wonderful person to grace my life. Larry, Carrie and Jason I know you will miss Bev terribly. I hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories of life shared with her.

  • Dunedin
  • Florida
Kathy Raish said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2020 at 3:36 PM

I met Bev through our kids going to St. Mary's. Such a wonderful person. Always had a kind word and a gentle spirit. My condolences to the entire family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Stephen Wilson said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2020 at 3:23 PM

Larry. Just now saw this in the bulletin. So sorry and all our prayers to you and kids. What a shock! Steve Wilson

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Debra Pierce said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2020 at 2:25 PM

I worked with Beverly for many years when I worked for St. Paul's.. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family..

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Paul and Cathy Roesch said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2020 at 7:57 PM

Dear Larry, Carrie, Jason We are sharing in your sadness as we remember Bev. Always able to light up the room with her smile and cheerfulness. Remembering your wonderful mom, wife and friend and wishing you comfort. Keeping you in our prayers for peace and understanding. Paul and Cathy Roesch

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Linda Theis said : Guest Report Jun 09, 2020 at 9:21 PM

Larry and family I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Bev’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Dale & Brenda Sondag said : Guest Report Jun 09, 2020 at 12:43 PM

Larry, Carrie, Jason, & Tristan we are so very sorry for your loss. Bev was special lady. You are in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Scott Kirchhoefer said : Guest Report Jun 09, 2020 at 10:31 AM

I had the honor & privilege to work with Bev at St. Paul’s Senior Community for over 2 years. She was a pleasure every day and always brought a smile to my face. What a lovely lady. My deepest condolences to her family & all that loved her❤️

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Tammie L Kane said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 10:47 PM

sorry for your lost she was a wonderful, nice, sweet person she will truly be missed. prayers for the family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim Heuer said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 5:24 PM

Larry,so sorry for your lose Bev was a super nice and friendly keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Cathy Mezyk said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 2:19 PM

Bev and I were classmates at St. Henry's Catholic grade school and the Academy of Notre Dame High School . We worked together at Dist 90, O'Fallon grade school. Bev always had a smile and full of kindness. She joined our girls classmates dinner nights . Remembering long ago and now, what fun we had together! Larry and family, may those moments that shone so brightly, be the memories that quietly comfort you, now and in the days ahead. Sadly missed, Rejoicing Bev is with the Lord .

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Jack, Cathy, and Sean Knight said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 12:39 PM

So very sorry to hear about Bev. We’ll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Lake Zurich
  • Illinois
Greg Voss said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 1:01 AM

Bev is such a great lady. I am a resident of St. Paul's Home and always appreciated Bev as a delightful person and very gracious and competent receptionist. We are all so sorry.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gerry Hobbs said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Larry, Carrie Jason n Tristen: You all have my sincerest sympathy! Bev was a dear friend for a very long time. We played together as children as our parents visited. We made some high school memorries;; and every time we saw each other after there was a hug n talk of how the family was doing n what u were up to. Bev was a special lady and friend. Larry, Carrie, Jason and Tristen: You are truly blessed having a beautiful angel watching over you!

  • Troy
  • IL
Jean Zacharski said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 2:38 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Bev. Bev and I worked at Bank of Edgemont years ago and became friends. My thoughts and prayers give out to you at this time. She will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
David Fehlker said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 1:56 PM

Larry Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Smithville
  • TX
Rosemary Hamann said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 10:09 AM

Carrie sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for your family thru this sad time. 🙏

  • Belleville
  • IL
Janet Pope Lally said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 5:40 AM

She was always kind always had a beautiful spirit. When we were young she was busy raising her family. To them she was yours completely and her leaving is a huge loss and for that my heart goes to you.

  • Belleville
  • Il
JoAnn Nevilles said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 11:38 PM

I am truly going to miss my friend and co-worker who I got to know and loved she always was a joy to be around we talked about family and life she always had a smile on he face RIP my friend my heart is heavy Bkessing to Famiky

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Roger Henke said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 10:58 PM

My condolences on your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mark and Cathy Tissier said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 10:29 PM

Larry Carrie and Jason I was so sad to hear about Bev I can remember meeting her when Jody and Carrie we’re in kindergarten. So glad to be able to be her friend all those years even graduating from high school together didn’t know her back then though. My prayers are with you all. God bless you and give you strength to get through this time if loss We’ll always gave our fond memories of her

  • Peoria
  • Il
Cathy Carpenter said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 8:10 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Bev was a lovely person. I always enjoyed talking with her when we would bump into each other and I will always remember her beautiful smile.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Margie Pope said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 4:44 PM

Larry, Carrie, Jason, Tristan and family, There are no words to express the loss of Bev. I will pray for you all to find comfort in your memories of her. Love to all

  • Columbia
  • IL
Barb and Tim May said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 4:30 PM

It is so difficult to accept that Bev has left this world. We have special memories of her, including visits to Florida with Larry. We would get together for lunch or dinner and always had fun catching up and sharing laughs. Our hearts go out to Larry and family. God bless them all.

  • Orlando
  • Florida
Deanna Behrman said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 4:29 PM

Carrie and Jason, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful mother and I know her family meant everything to her. My prayers are with you, Aunt Deanna

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Patty (Hanley) Williams said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Bev will be missed by Mike and me. She always laughed easily and was so genuine. May God cover her family with a blanket of comfort and love, knowing she is there with him. May you rest in peace Bev.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Dave and Kathy Goetter said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 3:18 PM

Bev had the sweetest smile and personality! She always had a way of making you feel welcome and part of the family and it's those wonderful traits we'll always remember.

  • Belleville
  • IL
John and Jackie Lauf said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 2:54 PM

So very sorry to hear this. We will keep the family in our prayers that God sends comfort and peace at this difficult time . Bev was a positive person , happy soul . May perpetual light shine upon her Amen

  • Belleville
  • IL
JACK OESTERLE said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Our sympathy to everyone! She was the best "Sister-In-Law" anyone could have! She was always there for you and lend an ear what's on your mind! She always put you first no matter what! I (We) will always miss you & in our prayers! God has called up the "Perfect Angel" We Don't Say Goodbye We Say...Till We Meet Again" May The Eternal Light Shine Upon Her! Love Always, The Oesterle's MaryKay(Pope),Jack, & Brent Kirkwood,Missouri

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Amber Myers said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 11:07 AM

So sorry for your loss!

  • FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS
  • IL
Carol Gaa said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 9:10 AM

So sorry for your loss. Bev had a beautiful smile and spirit. So glad I had the opportunity to know her. She will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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