Beverly A. Wandrey, 66, of Madison, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.
Beverly was born May 8, 1947 to Margaret Miller Botkins and Ralph N. Botkins. She was married to Larry Lee Wandrey at Zion Lutheran Church in Moberly, Missouri on July 3, 1965. Their only son, Bryan Matthew, was born October 31, 1969. Bryan pre-deceased her March 23, 2001. Bev was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed knowing friends of all ages. She was well known to share her humor, antics and stories with all she met. She loved her music and sang for many weddings, funerals and other events. She was a member of the Moberly Sweet Adelines for almost 15 years, the Port City Pearls of Muscatine, Iowa, Heart of Missouri Sweet Adelines and for the past five years she sang with the Monroe City Singers.
Beverly began her banking career in 1965 at Merchants Bank in the loan department. In 1970 she started at Madison Bank to later become the first lady cashier since the bank was established in 1888. She served as president of the National Association for Bank Women, and was active in the Missouri Bankers Association. She later served as vice-president of Madison Bank. She also served as office manager for Attorney Richard Fredrick and later worked at Financial Inc. of Burlington, Iowa. Back in Missouri in 2001 she worked at Dolphin Capital, which later became Leaf. She always said she never had a job she didn’t like.
Beverly was a member of Madison Baseball Association, a 4-H Leader, Madison Boosters Club, Sweet Adelines, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and TTT Sorority in Fort Madison.
She had a passion for the gospel and was active in younger years at Mt. Airy Baptist Church where she served as pianist and Sunday School teacher, and a praise cheerleader at First Baptist in Fort Madison. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she sang in the church choir. Beverly was devoted to her church and the Lord’s service.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Wandrey, of the home; her grandsons Zachary Michael and Zane Matthew Wandrey of Paris, Illinois; step-grandchildren Nichole Miller of Syracuse, New York, Heather Wilbur of Paris, Illinois and Brandon Slimp of Paris, Illinois; her sister Jane Akers of Holliday, Missouri, nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, West Columbia, TX and a host of friends.
Services for Beverly will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Moberly, followed by interment in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be Monday, April 14, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly. Memorials may be made to the Bryan Wandrey Scholarship at Madison Bank, Zion Lutheran Church of Moberly or Monroe County Cancer Supporters. Pathway Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church