Beverly Ann Springer, 78, of Fisher peacefully passed away Tuesday January 18, 2022 at Gibson Area Hospital with her family at her side. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday February 4, 2022 at East Bend Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life Service will be held this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to East Bend Mennonite Church or to an organization of the Donor’s Choice.
Beverly was born July 21, 1943 in the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington, Illinois a daughter of Eugene and Irene (Alexander) Taylor. She attended Saybrook Grade School, Bellflower Grade School and graduated from Bellflower Township High School in 1961. She married Royal J. Springer on September 28, 1963 at the East Bend Mennonite Church in Fisher. Beverly and Royal were classmates in the Bellflower schools from fifth grade thru graduation, those memories will be cherished forever.
Beverly is survived by her husband and best friend of fifty-eight years Royal J. Springer of Fisher. Four children Kathy (Steve) Lee of Kalkaska, Michigan; Timothy (Kelly) Springer of Indianapolis, Indiana; Cheryl (Greg) Ropp of Corvallis, Oregon and Michael (Arabella) Springer of Pittsboro, Indiana. Thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two more on the way. Also, two sisters Barbara Clark of Saybrook and Carol (Denny) Moore of Thomasboro and two brothers- James (Laurie) Taylor of Moline and Kenneth (Victoria) Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Hal Clark.
Beverly was an industrious homemaker, quilter and seamstress. She worked tirelessly and became a fantastic cook and kept an immaculate home. She made personalized Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for a keepsake for each new birth in the family. She and Royal lived on the farm for forty-five years before moving to Fisher in December of 2008. They farmed in Bellflower and Cheney’s Grove Township for fifty years.
Beverly accepted Christ at the age of twelve and was baptized into membership in the Saybrook Christian Church, transferring her membership to the East Bend Mennonite Church where she was a very active member. She mentored Jennifer Birky Smalley for several years, a friendship that has endured to this day. Having taught in the primary Sunday School classes she also enjoyed her work in the Church Library. As others have testified “Beverly was a very special gal in every sense of the word. She loved her family beyond words, loved her Lord, cared for others, and always had a smile.”