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Beverly Jean Kohler

Published on March 12, 2024

Constableville, New York...Beverly Jean Kohler, 84, a lifetime resident of the Lewis County area, left us to be with Jesus at 7:04 a.m. on Monday March 11th, 2024, peacefully going to heaven at one of her homes on Edgewood Drive, Lyons Falls NY.

Beverly was born June 25th, 1939, daughter of the late Adeline Tuttle and Edward Kohler.  She was the loving mother of 7 children, 4 sons & 3 daughters from her marriage to Duane C. Stanford Sr., which ended in divorce in 1991. 

Beverly worked for many years for the ARC of Lewis County, retiring in 2004, as Transportation Coordinator.   

She is survived by a son Duane Stanford Jr & Michelle Baker, Port Leyden NY, a daughter Susan Houppert & son in law Greg Houppert, Black River NY, a son Thomas Stanford and daughter in law, Tina Stanford, Lyons Falls NY, a daughter Dawn Widrick, Adams NY, a son Eugene Stanford, Port Leyden NY, a son Michael Stanford and daughter in law  Kristin Stanford, Port Leyden NY and a daughter Melody Stanford and Jay Thoden, Port Leyden NY, as well as 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren; one brother, William Tuttle, and two sisters, Marjorie Hancock and Iva Hellinger.  She was predeceased by five brothers; Ed Kohler, Bob Kohler, Roy Kohler, Richard Tuttle and Charles (Cork) Tuttle.

Beverly has quoted that: "Leaving behind, while she awaits him at heaven's gate, with much love, is the love of her life, Leonard Charles Wilder" of Constableville, NY.   Leonard, born May 16, 1945, was originally from Jonesville, Va. Beverly and Leonard have been blessed to be together since May 1986. 

God Bless You in heaven our beloved Mama, Life Partner, Grandma, Sister, & Friend.  One day we will all meet again beyond the Golden Gates of Glory. 

In keeping with Beverley’s wishes, her family will gather at a later date for a celebration of life luncheon.  There will be no calling hours.  Cremation will take place, with a private interment of her cremains in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls.    Her arrangements are entrusted to Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.

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