Janet Edman (Kihlgren) Beverage, daughter of Theodore E. and Lillian D. (Edman)
Kihlgren, was born July 21,1930 on Staten Island, NY and departed this life on December 3, 2020.
She moved to Berkeley Heights, NJ in 1940 where she completed her elementary and high school education. Janet graduated in 1952 with a teaching degree from Maryville College in TN, after which she taught elementary school for one year under Presbyterian Mission in Dixon, NM. She met John Beverage at Camp of the Woods (NY) in 1953 and they were engaged to be married on August 22, 1954.
The next three years were spent corresponding with John through the mail and preparing to join him in Guatemala as a missionary. Janet’s preparation included candidate school for Central American Mission, Summer Institute of Linguistics, in Grand Forks, ND, a year at Philadelphia College of the Bible, and Spanish Language School in San Jose, Costa Rica. On May 25, 1957, she was united in marriage to John Miller Beverage at Long Hill Chapel in Chatham, New Jersey. Together they served as missionaries in Guatemala until 1972, when they moved to Dallas for John to take a position at Dallas Theological Seminary. The next twenty years were spent in Dallas, TX, raising their three children and being active members of Reinhardt Bible Church.
In addition to being wife and mother, which Janet loved, she also used her organizational skills to assist in a doctor’s office and then at the Central American Mission headquarters in Dallas. In 1994, John and Janet retired to Go Ye Village in Tahlequah, where they enjoyed twenty more wonderful years together before John passed away in 2011. Go Ye Village continued to be Janet’s home until her passing.
She is survived by her three children, David, Susan, and Peter; daughters-in-law, Tricia and Denise; son-in-law, Brad; and five grandchildren, Jett, Beau, Michael, Jonathan, and Joshua.
A Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Tahlequah City Cemetery. The Burial will be under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.
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