BEVERLY JANE WILBERT, R.N., 93, of Oberlin, Ohio formerly of Cleveland, Ohio died November 3, 2011 at home.
She was born January 17, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga County) to Daniel C. and Mabel (nee Strong) Wilbert.
Her foster parents were Gertrude (nee Wilbert) and Charles Henry.
She lived in Youngstown, Elyria, Lakewood, Cleveland and moved to Oberlin, OH in 2007.
Beverly was a 1936 graduate of Elyria High School. She graduated from the Huron Road School of Nursing in 1941.
With the rank of first Lieutenant, Beverly served as a nurse in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 - 1945.
She served with the 123rd General Hospital in Alabama and England.
In 1953 she became the company nurse for the Cleveland Plant of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., Inc.
She retired from DuPont in 1987 after 33 years of service. She was a life member of the Military Order of the World Wars in which she served as Vice-Commander.
For many years she was a key organizer for reunions of the 123rd General Hospital Unit.
Beverly was a member of Quota International. Her interests included animals, genealogy, shopping and keeping up with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and foster parents, brothers Daniel, James, Edward, and sister Lucille.
She is survived by her sister Margaret and nephews Basil (Sami) Buehler of Washington, NC, Robert Buehler of Victorville, CA and by many Beuhler, Strong and Wilbert family nieces, nephews, and cousins including her caretaker, the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert (Yorki Encalada) of Oberlin
VISITATION Sunday November 6th 5PM until the time of an 8 PM service at DICKEN FUNERAL HOME, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Weekday Community Meal program at Christ Episcopal Church, 162 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio; New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com
Published in The Plain Dealer on November 4, 2011