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Obituary: Beverly M. Grant

May 8, 1939 – July 14, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Beverly M. GrantBeverly M. Grant, nee Papke, age 83, late of St. John, IN, formerly of Tinley Park, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 14, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Francis W. Grant Jr. Devoted mother of Jeffrey Sr. (Virginia) Grant, Gregory F. Grant, Bradley (Maria) Grant, Shelley (David) Sharkey, and Garry (Allison) Grant. Proud grandmother of Gregory R. (Erin) Grant, Nicholle Grant, Eric Grant, Jeffrey Jr. (Jessica) Grant, Sarah Grant, Rachel Grant, Tyler Sharkey, Elise Grant, Dylan Sharkey, and Colin Grant; great-grandmother of six. Dearest sister of the late Doris (Robert) Morgan and late Harold (late Gerri) Papke. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Harold A. and Alice L. Papke.

Mrs. Grant was an active member of Nob Hill PTO (“Picture Lady”) in Country Club Hills, IL, for many years and famous for her holiday baked goods. She was a big fan of crosswords, General Hospital, and Jeopardy. May she rest in peace.

Private graveside service at Chapel Hill Gardens South – Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Palos United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at

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