Beverly J. Cook, nee Neal

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Beverly J. Cook, nee Neal, age 78 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Leonard G. Cook; fond mother of Jim (Jenny) Cook; nani of David Cook, Daniel Cook and Mary Clare Cook; sister of Donald K. Neal; aunt of David, Tammy, Linda and Bob. Bev will be remembered by many, for her years of dedication of being a Piano and Music Teacher and Choir Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Visitation Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in State Monday, October 19, 2020 from 10 A.M. to time of Service 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Corner of Park and Grant, Brookfield.

All State and Federal Covid – Recommendations & Guidelines are followed. All guests (maximum of 50 at a time) entering the building must wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing.

Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Donald K. Neal condolence:

    As Beverly’s brother, I knew her since she was born. We had a great childhood together with two wonderful parents. I was so proud of her piano playing talent. She was a sweet, warm and caring person. I know she was very proud of her son, Jim, his wife Jenny and her grandchildren David, Daniel and Mary Clare. We will all miss her very much. With love, Don.

  2. Donald K. Neal condolence:

    In my earlier comments, I should have mentioned that her devoted husband and my friend, Len Cook was always there for her in every way. My deepest sympathy to Len for his loss. I wish him well in the difficult time ahead.

  3. joyce anderson condolence:

    Bev was a superb piano teacher. She taught our son for many years and now he plays the organ at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst. She had patience, humor and love for her students. Truly a gifted woman.

  4. Nancy Cannon condolence:

    I knew Bev because of her musical talent and abilities. I first met her in college at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She was marvelous pianist and we enjoyed playing four-hand piano duets together. I will remember her always in my heart. I am sure she is now playing “heavenly” music in Heaven. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family.

  5. Ronetta Cihak condolence:

    I’m Jennifer Cook’s mother. Iet Bev when Jenny and Jim married. She was a very sweet and loving woman, with such a warm and loving smile. We will all miss her, but we will always have a soft spot in our hearts for knowing her. God be with you Bev. Ronnie

  6. Nancy Kranzow condolence:

    I have known my cousin Bev since I was a small child. Three of the “Neal cousins” were born in the same year: Bev, John and me. We had many events where the cousins would be together and play. It was a close-knit family when we were kids and we did all keep in touch later in life. Bev was a very talented, sensitive and caring person. My condolences to Len, Jim, Jenny and grandchildren.

  7. John Krantz condolence:

    Very sorry for your loss Lenny and family your all in my prayers.

  8. Kathy Gaskey condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Bev was a beloved Gamma Phi sister.
    Kathy Vermaelen Gaskey

  9. Merrily Strohecker Schiavone condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear that Bev has left this earthly home. Bev and I grew up together, we shared so many good times, were active in the same church, confirmed together, sang in choirs together, shared date nights with our boyfriends, attended Valparaiso University and were sisters in the Gamma Phi sorority. She was a kind, loving, talented and intelligent friend and the world was a better place because of her. My prayers are for your comfort Don, Len, Jim and grandkids.

  10. Darlene (Dix) Schooley condolence:

    So very sorry Len, Jim, Jenny, your beautiful children and Don to hear of Beverly’s loss. Our families were best friends and our relationship therefore like family. A lifetime of memories. School, Church, so many mutual friends. May her strong Love and Faith comfort you now knowing Bev is in the Lord Jesus Arms!!!!

  11. Darlene Schooley condolence:

    Did my condolences get lost

  12. Ruth Bernhardt condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to the Neal and Cook families ….

    I am a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Riverside. Our family and the Neal family were very active in the church at about the same time. I remember Beverly. A wonderful family. I’m sure Bev is active in heaven’s music program!
    Ruth Bernhardt

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