Beverly J. Kensinger


Died: November 8, 2013
PEKIN ~ Beverly Jean Kensinger, 66, of Pekin, passed away at 2:21 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Pekin Hospital.;Born February 15, 1947 in Peoria to Raymond and Betty Louise (Boster) Fitzpatrick, she married Michael N. Kensinger on May 14, 1981 in Pekin. He died October 16, 2010 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her father, two brothers-in-law, Ed Mullen and Randy Kensinger and her in-laws, Arthur and Joann Kensinger.;Surviving are her mother, Betty L. Cage of Creve Coeur, one son, Timothy A. Dozard of Rantoul, one granddaughter, Melody Marie Dozard of Charleston, one sister, Linda S. Mullen of Tremont, two nieces, Rhonda (Jeff) Fletcher of Banner and Michelle (William) Fleming of Creve Coeur, one great-nephew, Brian Andersen of Dwight, KS and one great-niece, Stacey Andersen of Canton. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Rev. Rick (Cindy) Kensinger of Groveland.;Beverly worked for the Pekin Park District for 21 years in the maintenance department, retiring in April of this year.;She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. She also enjoyed working Sudoku puzzles, but working/playing on the computer was her main interest.;She was a faithful member of Grace Fellowship in Morton, where she also participated in the church Bible study.;Her funeral will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Rev. Rick Kensinger and Rev. Rob Martin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral and private inurnment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.;Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship, 1937 South Main Street, Morton, IL 61550 or to BACE – Before & After-School Christian Experience, 216 South First Street, Morton, IL 61550.;To express condolences online, visit

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