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October 19, 1934 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Beverly Joyce Waite, a beloved resident of DeKalb, peacefully passed away on January 19, 2024, at Oak Crest in DeKalb, surrounded by loved ones. Born on October 19, 1934, in Tampico, IL, to Vernon and Myrtle (Davis) Denison, she shared 89 wonderful years of her life with family and friends. On April 6, 1956, Beverly married the love of her life, James Hubert Waite, in Tampico, IL. 

Beverly completed her high school education at Tampico High School in 1952. During her high school years, Beverly actively engaged in a multitude of activities. She further pursued her academic journey, earning a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Business Education from Northern Illinois University.  A dedicated professional, she served as a realtor at McCabe Real Estate for many years and held a position on the DeKalb County Board.

Beverly's passion extended beyond her career. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Kishwaukee Country Club. Actively participating in community service, she served as a Board Director for the Voluntary Action Center. She was also engaged in the NIU Athletic Association and maintained lifelong membership at the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb.

Known for her unwavering support, Beverly was a diehard fan of the NIU Huskies and the Fighting Illini. Together with her late husband, Jim, she cherished winters as snowbirds at their residence in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The family would like to thank the nurses, CNAs, and all the staff at Oak Crest for the care and support they provided to Beverly and her family. They would also like to thank all her doctors who have helped her over the years, especially Dr. Thakkar.

Beverly was a beloved and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Moreen (Rodger) Neumann of DeKalb; Gregory (Nicole) Waite of Naperville, Ill.; her four grandchildren, Ashley (Brian)Greiner, Patrick (Victoria)Waite, Nicholas Waite, Jaycie Waite; her great-grandchildren Evelyn, Eloise and Emilia; her sisters Verna Lee Sheffler, Barb (Clare) Burke, Jolene Chalupnik; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband James.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 4pm until 7pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL 60115.  Family and friends will gather on Thursday,  January 25, 2024 for a 10am funeral service at First United Methodist Church, 2501 N Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Waite Family, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, PO Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. 


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January 24, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 South Fourth Street P.O. Box 605
Dekalb, IL 60115

Funeral Service
January 25, 2024

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
2501 N Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115


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