Beverly Ann Eads passed away December 12, 2017 at her home in Dallas at the age of 82.
She was born at home in Mount Carmel, Indiana on December 23, 1934, the daughter of Cathryn Ross Childers and Sterling Childers. A Hoosier through and throughsier, Bev lived in the big city (population 138) and on her Grandpa Ross’s farm in the country. Upon graduation from Springfield Township Consolidated School (one building, 12 grades) in 1952, she moved to Hamilton, Ohio working as a typist in the defense electronics industry. This was the beginning of her long career in print.
Beverly met Bob Eads in 1952 outside of a bar in Cincinnati Ohio. They were married in May 1954 after which they collaborated on the production of 4 children. The children were blessed to experience growing up in a household that valued education, responsibility and love.
The family lived in Bowie, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio and Elkhart, Indiana before relocating to Athens, Texas in 1973 where Beverly hired on with the Malakoff News. A relocation to Shreveport, Louisiana a few years later prompted her to warn Bob that any additional moves would be solo J. While in Shreveport, Bev worked at many of the largest print shops.
After Bob passed away in 1997, Beverly moved to Dallas to be near her eldest children. While in Dallas, she finally came to her senses and changed political parties from These Idiots to Those Morons.
Beverly loved sewing, traveling, refinishing antiques, crossword puzzles, monkeys and rubber duckies. She adored her church, Oak Lawn United Methodist, where she was an active member of the seniors group, as well as having a volunteer’s heart and hands for the homeless feeding program and other ministry opportunities.
Beverly was preceded in death by Bob Eads, her husband of 43 years. Survivors include sister Judy Staley and her husband Richard of Dayton, Ohio, Robert and Kip Eads of Carrollton, Richard and Erin Eads of Dallas, Marge Smith of The Colony, Sandra Owens of Bradley, Arkansas, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and her puppy Romeo Carlos.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:30 am at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Oak Lawn UMC in loving memory of Beverly.