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Beverly Sue Peavler

Beverly Sue Peavler

March 13, 1953 - April 15, 2019

Beverly Sue Peavler, age 66 of Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 13, 1953 at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the daughter of Alvin Wayne and Martha Charlene (Williams) Baker.

They moved back to Missouri in 1965, settling in Atlanta where she graduated from Atlanta High School in 1971. She married in 1971 and to this union, Christina and Craig Gilliland were born. Later, on December 6, 2003 in Macon, Missouri she was united in marriage to Rodney Peavler who survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Martha C. Baker of Atlanta, Missouri; her children, Craig (Gina) Gilliland of Atlanta, Missouri and Christina (Brad) Christensen of Bevier, Missouri; three brothers, Les (Barbara) Baker of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Steve (Rita) Baker of Springfield, Missouri, and Kent Baker of Atlanta, Missouri; two step children, Jesse (Chasiti) Peavler of Macon, Missouri and Renee (Bryan Billington) Adams of La Plata, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Kirsten (Gus Allen) Gilliland, Landon Wayne Gilliland, Sylvie, Carter, Izzabella, and Crayton Christensen, Andrea (Christopher) White, and Megan (Justin) Reynolds; two great grandchildren, Liam Young and Ivy Reynolds; and six step-grandchildren, Justin and Jaystyn Adams, Reese Mesecher, Paizley See, Prestyn and Paelyn Peavler.

Her father, A. Wayne Baker preceded her in death on April 24, 1995.

Beverly had been a dental assistant for almost 25 years. She was a member of the Chariton Ridge Baptist Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Atlanta until her health kept her from attending. Beverly taught Bible School and Sunday School for many years. She loved her flowers and yard work.

Most of all, she adored her family, each one holding a special place in her heart. She especially loved being called “Grandma Bev”.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, east of Atlanta, Missouri.

Visitation will also be on Saturday with the family receiving friends from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Beverly Sue Peavler may be made to the Atlanta First Responders or to the American Lung Association of Missouri. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

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