Beverly J. Reid

Beverly J. Reid, “Bevy Jane”, 74, l eft this earth to go dance on the moon, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. She fought a ferocious cancer battle with dignity and perseverance.

Bevy Jane resided in Springfield, Mo., for most of her adult life. She was born and raised in Ava, Mo.

Bevy Jane was born to Bonnie  (Cantwell) Reid and Russell Reid, Aug. 18, 1941. She was the second oldest of eight siblings. Her ties to the Ozarks and family helped shape her heart and direction in life.

Bevy Jane graduated with a bachelor of science during her 50s and found a love for creative writing. Her thoughts and imagination came to life, as she flourished word-smithing poetry and short stories. Her liaison to the Springfield Writing Group brought many great friendships to her life. Finding beautiful things and building beautiful environments also was another source of joy for Bevy Jane.

She worked in Business Collections for most of her life, retiring from Cox Health Systems. She served a short stint in the Peace Corp during her 50s, fulfilling a life-long dream.

She left a huge circle of friends and family who will miss her greatly. She is survived by her only child, Rhana Castle and husband, Charlie Castle, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; brother Lonnie Reid, of Fairfield, Calif., brother Jim Reid, Des Peres, Mo., brother Randy Reid, Hilton Head, S.C., sister, Kathy Reid, Palmyra, Va., and brother, Kirk Reid, Hilton Head, S.C.

Please join the family in celebrating Bevy Jane’s life, Jan. 23, 2016, from 1-4 p.m.   A warm and fun celebration will be hosted at 319 Downtown Event Center (319downtown.com.) 319 W. Walnut Street, Springfield, Mo. Delicious hors d’oeurvres, tea, coffee and drinks will be served. All the Ava Reid brothers and sister will be there, should you like to visit with them. A video and Bevy’s poetry will be shared, starting at 1:30 p.m.   All friends from near and far are welcome to come.