BEVERLY ESTERDAY BEAMS PIPER
Princeton --- Beverly Esterday-Beams Piper, 80, of 324 Coleita Court,
Princeton, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at her home.
Born Sept. 24, 1926, in Princeton to Herman and
Margaret (Bryant) Esterday, she married H. Orville Piper May 5, 1945, in the
chapel of Camp Maxey, Paris, Texas. He died May 3, 2006.
She graduated from Princeton High School in
1944. She worked for 37 years at Harper-Wyman Co. in Princeton and the Green
River Ordnance Plant during World War II.
She was a member of the Hampshire Colony
Congregational Church in Princeton, directed the choir and taught Sunday
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah (Paul)
Giampolo of Windsor, Conn.; one son, Dave Piper of Princeton; one sister,
Sharon Libby of Colorado; one brother, Kent Beams; her dad, Stanton Beams;
six grandchildren, Griffin Piper, Nick Oertel and Mike Oertel, all of
Princeton, and Taylor Wanggaard, Jordan Wanggaard and Anthony Giampolo, all
of Windsor, Conn.; nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Norm Vandermoon.
She was also preceded in death by one brother,
Lee Beams and her mother, Margaret Beams.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday,
in the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, Princeton, with the Revs.
Jack Stites and Laura Root officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Memorial
Visitation was held Wednesday in the Norberg
Memorial Home, Princeton.
Memorials may be directed to the Hampshire
Colony Congregational Church or the Princeton Church of the Nazarene.
(Bureau County Republican, Princeton, Bureau,
Illinois, Thursday, June 15, 2006, page 5A, submitted by
Shirley Beams Simmons)