Barbara M. Livermore, nee Beckman, age 79, life-long resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 15th, 2013

LivermoreBARBARA MAY LIVERMORE, nee Beckman, age 79, life-long resident of Lombard, died April 14 at her home.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17 from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 18 with Mrs. Livermore Lying-In-State from 10 AM to time of Service at 11 AM at First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Livermore is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Jack A., M.D.; four children, Leslie (Dave) Knopp of Glen Ellyn, Jeffrey (Peggy) of Palatine, Martha (Mark) Cederblad of Lombard, and Kevin (Molly) of St. Charles; 11 grandchildren, Sarah Knopp of Los Angeles, Dr. Kristopher Knopp, M.D., of Chicago, Emily (Jeffrey) Whitis of Aurora, Jack Knopp of Lombard, Daniel Livermore of Palatine, Kelsey Livermore of Palatine, Molly Livermore of Palatine, Jenna Cederblad of Lombard, Thomas Cederblad of Lombard, Hanne Livermore of Campton Hills, Illinois and Ella Livermore of Campton Hills, Illinois; her mother, Dorothy of Michigan and Florida and formerly of York Center; her sister, Janice Capps of Elmhurst; her brother Allen Beckman of Paw Paw, Michigan; and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Livermore is preceded in death by her father, Al Beckman; and two (2) sisters, Marilyn and Carol.

Mrs. Livermore was born and raised in York Center, Lombard.  She was a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Grade School; a 1951 graduate of York High School; and a graduate of Columbia College.  Mrs. Livermore received her Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State and her Master’s Degree in Education from National Lewis University.  Mrs. Livermore was a retired Teacher and Administrator for over 30 years, mainly at Green Valley School and C.A.S.E., (Cooperative Association for Special Education).  She was the first female employee of the Lombard Park District.  Mrs. Livermore was  married for 57 years.  She was the Lombard Woman of the Year in 1983.  Mrs. Livermore was a member of the First Church of Lombard for over 50 years.  She was a former member of the Choir and had served on Church council.

Mrs. Livermore had been active with the Lombard YWCA and the Tri-Town YMCA.  She had been active with the Lombard Historical Society and the PTA.  Mrs. Livermore was a member of the ITA – Illinois Teacher Association.  Mrs. Livermore had been active with the AAUW and a support group for Breast Cancer at the Wellness House in Hinsdale.  She had been a caregiver to her parents, many aunts and uncles and many friends from York Center.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to the First Church of Lombard, General Fund, 220 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.




2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jay and Liz Sprague says:

    To Dr. Jack and family, so sorry to hear about Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We both were fond of Barb and proud of her strength. God’s blessings to you all. Our love, Jay and Liz Sprague

  2. Laura Grabowski says:

    Dear Livermore Family,
    I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. I have also found the following promises to be comforting John 5:28,29 about the resurrection hope as well as Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death forever. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.

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