Beverly J. O’Leary, 77, of Polo passed away September 24, 2020 at FHN Hospital in Freeport. Beverly was born July 11, 1943 in Evergreen Park, IL. She was the daughter of Rozetta V. (Brough) Martin and Myron B. Kent. She married John J. O’Leary in 1964, Chicago.
Beverly was a parishioner of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish, Chicago (Englewood) and then long-time parishioner of St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Parish, Chicago (Marquette Park) where she was the St. Rita Grammar School football cheerleading manager and girl scout troop leader along with member and one-time President of the St. Rita Grammar School Mothers Club. Since 2005, Beverly has been a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Elizabeth Ministry. Beverly also enjoyed spending time with her friends and fellow members of the Polo Evening Women’s Club. She was a devout wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and maker of the world’s greatest chocolate malts.
She is survived by her daughter Kellie A. (O’Leary) Call and her son John T. O’Leary; 18 grandchildren Anthony, Ryan, Megan, Patrick, Matthew, Bridget, Nicholas, Michael, Ellen, Alexandra, Lauren, John, Danielle, Aaliyah, Aidan, Ian, and Tristan; 6 great-grandchildren; brother Ray.
She was preceded in death by her husband John J. O’Leary and her granddaughter Shannon O’Leary.
A visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home. There will be a private memorial mass at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo.
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