Beverly June Rylko, 67, passed away quietly at home on March 10, 2014.
Henry Rylko, her husband of 45 years, survives.
She leaves her daughters Sophia Rylko (husband Jonah Seibel), Amelia Rylko and Rose Rylko, all of Lawrence. Her beloved grandsons Jeremiah and Jude Seibel also survive. And she leaves one sister Cheryl Miller of Port Orchard, WA. Nieces, nephews, in-laws and a raft of friends will also feel her loss.
Bev was born in Kansas City, MO, to Dorothy Elder and Robert Kelly Butler, who both preceded her in death.
She earned a BS in mathematics education from KU and most recently worked as a job coach for the Lawrence School District until her retirement last March. She was known for the patience and love she showed all of her students.
Bev’s warm personality drew lifelong friends such as the book club members who met regularly for 30+ years. She also dearly loved opera, gardening and cooking; she was famous for the Oktoberfests she hosted at her home for the past 10 years.
Graveside services will be held Friday, March 14 at 1:00 PM at the green burial site in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends afterward at the home, 617 Walnut, to celebrate Bev’s life.
The family suggests memorials to Visiting Nurses or Lawrence Schools Foundation, Project Search program sent in care of the funeral home.
Messages & Condolences
I know your wife from ESDC. She was a wonderful person, so sorry to hear of your loss.
So sorry. Also sorry I missed Beverly in chicago. My best to Henry and the kids.
I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful woman and I loved spending time with her! Attending her “Oktoberfest” was very special to me!
You are in my thoughts!
I will truly miss Bev. She was so kind and funny…and that twinkle in her eye! Oh, that twinkle in her eye!! Peace and love to her family.
I was so sorry to read of Beverly’s death. know she will be greatly missed by all of you. (I knew her at First Southern Baptist church) and many times visited with her briefly when she was helping a student at the grocery store too.
I am very sorry for your loss. There is somebody thinking of you in Germany…
I was broken hearted to hear the news of my wonderful long time co-worker & friend. I will miss the laughter & fun times she and I shared. She was one of the sweetest people I know. I will truly miss my friend.
Amelia and Rose,
We cannot adequately express in words how saddened we are at the sudden loss of your mother. When we attended the Octoberfests at your home years ago, Bev’s warmth and friendly smile made us feel welcome and immediately at ease. Your mother’s warmth of character and commitment to making the world a better place for children, parents and pets is a legacy evident in all three of her daughters, which must have made her very proud. Our heartfelt condolences in your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
I will so miss Bev’s twinkle in her eyes, and her words of wisdom for us at work.
Prayers of comfort for her family.
Bev was an awesome colleague and friend. She served the Lawrence Public School District and individuals with disabilities well. Bev loved kids and she was loved by all. I will miss her sweet, caring, attentive, and gentle nature. Such a wonderful spirit. Thank you for staying in touch, Anita. With deepest sympathy and regards to her family.
I am so sad to hear about Bev. I will miss her greatly. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker. If you need anything let me know.
I wish I had been able to say good-bye.
My heart felt condolences to the family and especially to Sophia. Beverly lived a full life and touched so many lives.
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