Her two greatest loves in life were teaching at Central High School in Kansas City Missouri, and spending time with her family. She had a love for teaching those students to read who found reading challenging. Beverly was a gifted seamstress and skilled in classic Southern cooking. Over her lifetime she made thousands of gingerbread men; she used to say it was just like getting to play with paper dolls you could eat!
Beverly is survived by her children, Vernon Shand (Penny), Cynthia White, Melanie Shand, and Arthur Shand (Odalys); four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and beloved sister Joanne Kusander. Beverly was predeceased by her husband Craig H. Shand, and by her brother Patrick Murphy.
A visitation will be held Thursday Dec. 15 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, Mo., with the funeral service following at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel. A graveside committal service will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Kansas. Memorial Contributions are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project.