Beverly J. “Bev” McClure

Aug 12th, 1949 - Nov 21st, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Nov. 26th, 2021 4 - 7 pm

Sat, Nov. 27th, 2021 9 - 10 am


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Nov. 27th, 2021 10 am


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Sat, Nov. 27th, 2021

Beverly J. “Bev” McClure

Beverly J. “Bev.” McClure age 72, of Freeman Spur, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois.

Bev was born August 12, 1949 in Elkville, Illinois, a daughter of Archie and Rachel A. (Creekmore) Fann. She married Jerry D. “JD” McClure on September 01, 2002.
Bev was born in Elkville, IL and attended Hurst-Bush High School. She married and started her family and worked many years at Hardees in Murphysboro. She later worked at Lewis Elementary School in Carbondale in the cafeteria and as a cook and at other schools in the district. Bev loved camping, going fishing, canning goods from her garden, quilting, embroidering, and baking.

She is survived by her husband Jerry D. “JD” McClure of Freeman Spur, IL; three children, Steven R. (April)Parini of Freeman Spur, IL, Jeffrey D. Walker of Altoona, WI, and Leanna J. (Jim) Persinger of Smithville, TX; eight grandchildren, Timothy Ward, Micheal Walker, Amanda Walker; Ryan Walker, Zachary Walker, McKenna Walker, Xach (Katie) Persinger, and Trevor Persinger; Three great grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Anna Bell McClure of West Frankfort, IL; seven siblings, John (Jeannie) Fann of Mt. Vernon, KS, Jimmy (Phyllis) Fann of Royalton, IL, Jackie (Jeff) Harvey of Oswego, IL, Victor (Kathy) Fann of Blairsville, IL, Pris Jones of Hurst, IL, Connie Macke (Ray Hall) of Herrin, IL; step sister Bessie Mann of Marion, MN. She is preceded in death by one grandchild, Jacob Walker; her parents, Archie J. and Rachel A. Fann; one brother, Vernon Ray Fann; and her step sister, Lois Gholson, step brother Bill Parker, and step brother Homer Parker.

Visitation will be Friday, November 26, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin from 4-7 PM.and again Saturday morning from 9-10 AM. Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, November 27th, 2021 at Johnson Hughes with Rev. Rick McClintock officiating. Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy.

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Kidney Foundation or Living Kidney Donor Network.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: John Parini

    From: , Illinois

    Date: November 23, 2021

    Bev was the sweetest soul and brought so much light to family and friends A beautiful person you will be greatly missed. Always in my thoughts!

  • Guest: Mary Clay

    From: Royalton , Illinois

    Date: November 23, 2021

    She will be greatly missed by all. She was like an aunt to me.

  • Guest: Jackson Ramona and Dwight

    From: Thompsonvill , Illinois

    Date: November 25, 2021

    Bev was a sweetheart and loved by all who knew her. My heart hurts for all of you. Prayers sent

  • Guest: Sandra Ridgway Johnson

    From: Dekalb, Illinois

    Date: November 25, 2021

    Sorry very sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Jack and Gina and aj

    From: Pittsburg , Illinois

    Date: November 26, 2021

    Bev was a friend and was always asking how are son. Was doing thay both had kidney transplant and was asking about him all the time she will be missed