Beverly June Moore (90) of Effingham


Published on April 5 2021 7:50 am

Beverly June Moore, age 90, went to be with her Lord on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the family requests to please wear a mask for all services and follow all social distancing guidelines. Limitations to gathering size will be observed. We kindly ask you to pay your respects in a timely manner.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway, IL. Online condolences may be shared by clicking here

Beverly was born June 29,1930, in the family home in Stewardson, IL, the daughter of Ernest and Fern (Correll) Kruger. She graduated from Beecher City High School in 1948. She was a life-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway, where she was baptized, confirmed, and her family had been very active. She remained involved in her church for many years.

Beverly married Kenneth Moore on December 21, 1955 and they had 45 years of enjoying travel, camping, hosting many gatherings, family outings, and summer fun. The couple had one child, a daughter, Kendra. Bev was an avid bowler and worked at the K-Bowl in Effingham for many years. She was known for her garage sales, which she usually held at least once a year.

When her husband Kenneth was elected Sheriff of Effingham County (1974-1986), Beverly worked alongside him until his retirement. During those years, she served as deputy matron, a cook for the county jail, and provided many hours of spiritual support, prayer, and counsel for inmates who needed her help.

Bev enjoyed spending time with her family and will be sadly missed, as she was known to put their needs above her own.

She is survived by her daughter Kendra (Fred) Johnson, Effingham; granddaughters Kerry (Joel) VanVoorhis, Mattoon; Colleen (Jesse) Johnson, Naperville; Erin (Daniel) Cuevas, Lee’s Summit, MO; great-grandsons, Elijah James Johnson and William Kenneth Cuevas; as well as one sister-in-law, Carla Kruger, Dieterich, and seven nephews and many cousins and their families.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers: Duane in infancy, Rev Ronald (Pat) Kruger, Wilmer Kruger, two sisters: Joyce (Robert) Harris, Kathy Kruger, and nephews: Terry Kruger and Clinton Merkel.