After a year long battle with myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia, the Rev. Beverly K. Weatherly passed into Eternal Glory on Friday, May 28, held by her children and grandchildren.
Beverly was born in 1950 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and raised outside Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University and went to work for the governor of Ohio. She moved to New York City and worked at Nestle and Shell corporations before attending Princeton Theological Seminary and General Seminary.
She met her husband, John, working at a neighborhood Vacation Bible School in Trenton, New Jersey. Beverly and John were married in April, 1986 and she was ordained into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church one month before the birth of their first daughter, Kathryn Brooks.
John and Beverly served as appointed missionaries of the Episcopal Church in Brasilia, Brazil, where their son, Andrew, was born. Returning to the United States in 1989, Beverly worked in Wilmington, North Carolina, where their daughter, Maegan, was born.
Beverly served parishes in Darien and New Canaan, Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia, and was rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in California, Maryland, for 12 years.
After 9/11 Beverly managed her home and children during two long combat deployments by her husband John, a chaplain in the U.S. Army. She has been the moderator for the Randolph, New Hampshire church, where she has vacationed since 1984.
She is survived by her husband, John; children: Kathryn, Andrew, and Maegan; sons-in-law: Nathan Danials and Brian Scowcroft; and grandchildren: Kaeden, Madison, Jameson, Easton, Christian, Monroe and Conor.
A Celebration of her life and ministry took place on Sunday, June 6 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, California, Maryland, with the bishop of Washington.
In thanksgiving for her life, her family asks that she be remembered by donations to children’s ministries at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Rd., California, MD 20619.
— an obituary from Jefferson Funeral Chapel, where online condolences may be left