Beverley Ann Weiler, age 93 of Niles, Michigan, mother, fun-loving friend, sorority sister, amateur photographer, and traveler died peacefully at 6:58 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021 at Riveridge Manor in Niles following an extended illness. Her family is grateful for the kind and compassionate care provided by the staff of Riveridge and Caring Circle Hospice.
Beverley was born on November 16, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Demetrius H. and Ethel L. (King) Hoose, and was graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School. She was first employed at Michigan Bell, and later did temporary placement through Manpower Staffing. She took a permanent position for many years in the Niles office of Marathon Oil Company.
Bev was a member of the Niles Chapter #332, Order of the Eastern Star, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and was a founding member of a local antique club. She had traveled through the “lower forty-eight” of the United States, and Alaska; usually pulling the family travel trailer and overnighting at state parks. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends, especially for parties, and enjoyed hosting parties at her home. Many of these interests and gatherings were well recorded through her interest in photography.
On November 29, 1952 at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo she married Thomas Scott Weiler, followed by their wedding reception at the Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium. Bev and Tom celebrated the remarkable fifty-third anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on September 26, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by a sister, Audrey E. Clark.
Surviving family includes her children, Shelley L. Weiler of Downers Grove, Illinois and Scott W. Weiler of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a niece, Judith E. (Clark) Clontz, and nephew, Patrick E. Clark, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and her beloved cat, Tracey.
The family of Beverley Weiler will gather privately to share memories and honor her life at a later date at her graveside in Mission Hills. Contributions in memory of Bev may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan Yeager Family Pet Shelter, 5400 South Niles Road, Saint Joseph, Michigan, 49085; https://humanesocietyswm.org/. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles. Online condolences may be left at: www.halbritterwickens.com
Bev clearly enjoyed all of life, including the “where”: touring the United States and abroad; the “what” of antiques, pets, gardening, and supporting her community; and most importantly the “who” in her life: her family and many friend.; She loved to laugh, celebrating life’s milestones; and recording it all through her camera lens.