Beverly Swanborn Buehner

December 9, 1921 - June 26, 2018

Beverly Buehner, longtime teacher and resident of Beardstown, IL, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 96 in Springfield, IL.

Beverly is survived by her only son, John E. Buehner and his wife, Molly Hall Buehner (Petersburg); her grand- daughter, Allison Buehner (Chicago); and her sister- in-law, Mary Sunderland (Quincy). She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John B. Buehner; her parents, Edward and Evelyn Swanborn; her four brothers, Melvin, Frank, Edward, and Robert Swanborn; and her sister-in-law, Betty Delabar.

Beverly was born in Chicago December 9, 1921. She had a 20-year career at Illinois Bell in Chicago, then obtained a teaching certificate at Illinois State Normal University. On November 19, 1960, she married Dr. John B. Buehner, a podiatrist practicing in Beardstown, IL, where she later moved. On July 22, 1962, John and Beverly welcomed their son John E. Buehner. She completed her BA in Elementary Education (1975) and Masters in Education (1979) at Western Illinois University while teaching nearly 30 years in Beardstown schools.

Beverly was a devoted wife and mother, beloved teacher, and trusted friend. She was active in the Beardstown community, and later in Quincy, IL, where she and her husband lived after they retired. They moved to Springfield in 2015. Beverly will be deeply missed by her family and friends.