Beverly Kyrk

Obituary of Beverly Kyrk

Beverly Ann (Boyle) Kyrk of Buffalo Grove, IL former long-time Zion, IL resident, was born September 20, 1929 in Escanaba, Michigan to Edward Herman Jr and Anna Elizabeth (McDonough) Boyle. Beverly was the oldest of seven children, and she received her education in Escanaba and Milwaukee.


On June 3, 1950 she was joined in marriage to Homer Cecil Kyrk, Jr. in Zion, Illinois. Their marriage was blessed with five daughters - Bernadette and Constance, who were adopted, plus Laura, Janet and Susan. Beverly was a very active member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served in many areas. Some of the many activities Beverly enjoyed were ballroom dancing, sewing, traveling, and golf; but most of all, she enjoyed time with her family. She enjoyed her decades of work at Joseph’s Bootery, a shoe store on the Wisconsin state line, where she was store manager.


Beverly became a resident of Belmont Village Senior Living of Buffalo Grove in 2012, where she received wonderful memory care until her passing from this life on May 8, 2023. She is survived by her daughters Laura (Robert) Williams of Windom, Minnesota, and Susan Kyrk of Mundelein; grandchildren Donna Jacobson of Wadsworth; Michael McAdams of Chicago; Jennifer Johnson of West Columbia, South Carolina; Daniel Cameron of Swansea, South Carolina; Eric (Lucy) Maki and Jason (Jacqueline) Maki, all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sara (Cara) Wilk of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; and Emily (Calvin) Kokum-Denney of Salt Lake City, Utah; 7 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 1 step great great grandchild and son-in-laws John McAdams and Robert Kokum.


Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; husband Homer in 1990; daughters Bernie McAdams, Connie Cameron, and Jan Kokum; grandson Steven McAdams; great grandson Christopher Jacobson; siblings James Boyle, Helen Farrar, Kathleen Spradling, Marion Davis, Bernadette McAdams, and Constance Cameron and son-in-laws Ronald Maki and Harry ‘Allen’ Cameron.


Blessed be the memory of Beverly Ann Kyrk.


Visitation is Saturday, May 13, 2023 10 am to Noon at:

Congdon Funeral Home

3012 Sheridan Road, Zion IL 60099


Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 1:00 PM followed by light refreshments at:

Memorial United Methodist Church

2935 Sheridan Road

Zion, Il 60099


Memorials to the Memorial United Methodist Church in Zion are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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