The life of Beverly (Ritter) Kupersmith began on August 10, 1927 and ended December 24, 2019. In her own words, “It was a lovely life.” She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Beverly graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1945 and attended numerous reunion gatherings with her classmates.
Shortly after graduation, Bev obtained a civilian job while awaiting the return of her fiancé, Bernard, from WWII. She was united in marriage to Bernard Kupersmith in 1945 and over the years they were blessed with four children. Bev enjoyed cooking and preparing for large family gatherings. She also loved to make quilts which were given to family members for special occasions such as weddings or the arrival of family and friends’ babies. She was a loving grandmother and encouraged the children in their varied interests and accomplishments.
The family moved to Topeka, KS where she worked in the Childrens’ Division of the Menniger Foundation. Following retirement in 1990, Beverly and Bernard returned to Missouri and lived in Lee’s Summit, placing them closer to two of their married children. There, Bev became a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she focused on religion while serving in a variety of ways with a loving group of fellow parishioners.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Beatrice Ritter, Bernard, her husband of 56 years, and her son-in-law, Joe Coleman. She is survived by children, Cynthia Coleman, Laura (Clifton) Sivadge, Timothy (Charlene) Kupersmith and Elizabeth (Troy) Clovis, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 MO-150, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082, from 10-11am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.