Beverly Muriel Wheatley, (née Cadby), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, late of Tore’s Home, East Flat Rock, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2020 at the age of 91.
Beverly was born in Montclair, NJ on August 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Geoffrey George Cadby and Muriel Sargent Cadby.
Beverly graduated from Montclair High School. She met and married the love of her life, Edward C. Wheatley, in June of 1948. Married for 70 years, he preceded her in death. The couple originally made their home in Parlin, NJ, where they raised three children. While in Parlin, Beverly volunteered many hours as a Girl Scout Leader, serving for over 20 years. She also served as playground director for a number of years. Beverly was a hard worker and was employed by a number of companies and institutions throughout her lifetime, including Prudential Insurance, Manpower, Middlesex County New Jersey, and Rutgers University. She later started her own successful key-punching business. Edward and Beverly oved to Bridgewater, NJ in the early 1970s, where she worked for the Court of Bedminster.
Upon retiring, Beverly and Edward fell in love with the Brevard area and moved to Connestee Falls, where they lived for 30 happy years. Beverly belonged to a number of Connestee clubs and committees. She was famous for hosting English Tea Parties, sometimes entertaining over 100 people at her home. She was an avid crafter and quilter and could frequently be seen at craft shows in the Brevard area. Always happy to bring sunshine into the lives of others, Beverly created a persona for herself as “Daisy the Clown.” As Daisy, she attended community events and visited nursing homes and hospitals. She learned some of the skits by going to Ringling Brothers “Clown School.” Nothing pleased her more than to see a smile bloom on someone’s face.
While living in Brevard, Beverly was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brevard. She and Edward moved to College Walk and then to Tore’s Home in East Flat Rock.
Beverly is survived by her three children, Lynn Wheatley Sandieson and her husband, Richard, of Meadville, PA; Richard Wheatley and his wife, Bonnie, of Littleton, NH; and Wendy Wheatley and her partner, Jack Thornhill, of Bloomsbury, NJ. In addition to many nieces and nephews, Beverly is survived by three grandchildren, William Wheatley-Uhl of Portland, OR; Malinda (Wheatley-Uhl) Meyer and her husband, Brandon, of Charlotte, NC; and Marin Sandieson of Meadville, PA. She is also survived by a brother, Ronald B. Cadby of Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was preceded in death by her brother, Geoffrey G. Cadby, Jr.; her beloved step-mother, Kay Cadby Shives (Nana); her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Kitty Wheatley; and her nephews, George and William Wheatley.
The family is honoring Beverly’s wish that there be no memorial service, but asks those of you who knew her to hold her in your hearts.