Beverly Jeanne Nitchman peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on February 8, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Ruth and William Dolata, who also had a son, Edward W. Dolata. She graduated from McCluer High School in 1965. She immediately went on to be a member of Job’s Daughters where she met her future spouse George P. Nitchman. They raised two children together, Daniel N. Nitchman and Denise A. Nitchman. Beverly was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed volunteering at their school and in her free time, joined a bowling league. Beverly and George unfortunately divorced but remained really close and had genuine care for each other to the very end.
After the divorce, Beverly went to work serving tables and working as a cashier in the cafeteria at St. John’s Mercy Hospital, now just Mercy Hospital. In her spare time, she loved going to St. Louis Cardinals baseball games multiple times a year and even got season tickets with a friend. She also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Blues and her numerous cop shows. Her oldest, Daniel, went on to make a career out of the military and she was endlessly proud of him. Her youngest, Denise, made her a grandma with Sarah M. Nitchman, Selena N. Schoonover, and John R. Konieczski. She loved her grandchildren and would do anything for them. She was devoted to everyone in her family and hoped they knew how much she loved them and always told them to “drive safe and call when they got home”. She will be deeply missed by every person who knew her.
Her death was preceded by her grandparents, Bessie and William C. E. Becker, and Ruth and Peter Dolata; along with her parents, Ruth and William Dolata. She is survived by her children, Daniel and Denise; her former spouse, George; her grandchildren, Sarah, Selena, and John; and her brother, Edward.
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