April 9, 1936 - January 16, 2022
Beverly Drehobl, 85, a long-time resident of Bedford, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Bend, Oregon, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverly was born in Cassville, Missouri, to James J. and Susan C. (Craft) Barry and grew up in southern Missouri, graduating with the class of 1954 from Ava High School. After her family transferred to Bedford with the U.S. Forest Service, Beverly enrolled at Indiana University, graduating with a degree in Music Education in 1958. After graduation, she briefly taught in northern Indiana before meeting the love of her life, Robert Drehobl. Bob and Bev were married on January 24, 1959, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bedford, Indiana, and settled in Bedford. Bev was passionate about her career as a music teacher and spent 30-years teaching music at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels in Fayetteville, Tunnelton, Shawswick, Needmore, Oolitic, and Bedford. She enjoyed teaching music, as well as performing concerts and variety shows, participating in parades, and traveling with her choir/band students and their parents at the end of the year to Kings Island. Beverly and Bob were active members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she volunteered in many roles, including choir director, Marriage Encounter, the Church Ladies, and at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Bev also loved spending time with her grandchildren, traveling the US and internationally, and creating crafts of all types for the enjoyment of those who knew her. After Bob passed away in 2021, Bev moved to Bend, Oregon, to live near her daughter. Although she missed her friends from Bedford, she enjoyed living near family and quickly became involved in the retirement community where she lived in Bend. She loved day trips in the mountains and dining outside along the river. Even though Bev was unable to walk for the last few years, she lived life to the fullest until the very end. Surviving to cherish Beverly’s memory are one daughter, Theresa (Bill) Mason of Bend, OR; two sons, Steve (Dawn) Drehobl of Phoenix, AZ, and Mike (Kristy) Drehobl of Milwaukee, WI; six grandchildren, Bryce Mason and Elissa Sander, Michael and Emma Drehobl, and Jacob and Erin Drehobl; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one brother, James J. Barry. Visitation for Beverly will be held at 9:00 AM, Monday, March 21, 2022, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rosary being prayed at 9:30 AM. Following the Rosary, a Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:00 AM with Fr. Jegan Peter and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial at Cresthaven Memory Gardens will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Becky’s Place or the Men’s Warming Shelter. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with Beverly’s care. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com.
Beverly Drehobl, 85, a long-time resident of Bedford, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Bend, Oregon, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverly was born in Cassville, Missouri, to James J. and Susan C. (Craft) Barry and grew... View Obituary & Service Information
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