Beverly Ann Durkee

NEWBURY TWP. – Beverly Ann Durkee (nee Sweet), age 77, of Newbury Township, died July 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 29, 1943 in Chardon to the late Sidney and Pauline (nee Leroy) Sweet, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1961 graduate of Chardon High School.

Beverly was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed many crafts. She often times entered and won many items into exhibits at The Great Geauga County Fair.

Beverly and her husband enjoyed camping with the family since the early 1970s and camped every year at the fairgrounds from 1983 until 2019. She was also known for her baking and enjoyed doing puzzles. They also went on many bus trips all over the area.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Larry Durkee, of Newbury; children, Ronald (Jodi) Durkee, of Burton, and Donna (Craig) Borsi, of Newbury; grandchildren, Heidi (Jon) Schneider, of Chardon, Stephanie Wells, of Ft. Myers, Fla., TJ (Kaylee) Wells, of Montville Township, Cory Durkee, of Burton, and Kassie Durkee, of Chardon, Kevin, Kayla and Kurtis Borsi, of Newbury; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, Ella, Evan, Ethan, Gianna, Haylee, Rori and Brad.

She also leaves her sister, Susan (Scott Kalmen) Sweet, of Painesville Township; brother Doug (Darlene) Sweet, of Madison; and sisters-in-law, Marlene Sweet, of Middlefield, and Cora Sweet, of Thompson Township.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; grandson BJ Wells; and brothers Ken and Sidney Sweet.

Graveside service will be Friday, July 24, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Claridon Center Cemetery, Mayfield and Claridon Troy roads.

The family suggests donations to The Great Geauga County Fair, P.O. Box 402, Burton, OH 44021; or the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 255, Newbury, OH 44065.

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