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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Beverly J. McNeill (nee Knausz)

09/22/1946 — 05/15/2019

Beverly J. McNeill smiling for a photo

Beverly J. McNeill (nee Knausz), age 72 of Willoughby, formerly of Willowick, passed away May, 15, 2019 at LakeWest Medical Center in Willoughby. She was born September 22, 1946 in East Cleveland to the late Alexander and Dorothy Knausz.

Bev was a loving and devoted homemaker. She was a member and past president of The Willowick Garden Club. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Bev is the loving wife for 51 years of Edward T. McNeill; loving mother of Patrick (Katie) McNeill, Heather (Bill) Petranszky, Melissa (Seamus) Coyne and Laura (Ken) Horna; devoted grandmother of Ryan, Carlie and Lauren McNeill, Elayna and Allisyn Petranszky, Fiona and Cillian Coyne, Lillian and Dorothy Horna; sister of Alexandra “Chris” (Richard) Zeller, Michele (James) Pokelsek and Donna (Eric) Grimsic; sister in law of Patricia Whitaker and James (Rose) McNeill; aunt of many.

The McNeill family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A funeral service will be held at 7:30 PM Tuesday at The Abbey of Willoughby. A private burial will be held at Willoughby Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Arrangement have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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9 Replies to “Beverly J. McNeill (nee Knausz)”

  1. Jennifer Spotton May 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.


  2. Tahsin Family May 17, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you.


  3. Tom and Bonnie Schmitz May 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    We are so saddened by your loss. We have so many wonderful memories of youth together and as Eddie reminded tom he was introduced to Beverley by tom almost 60 years ago. What a wonderful life, she loved and enjoyed her family. We had many long telephone conversations sharing about our children. She will be missed but know her suffering is over and she is with her Savior.
    God bless you all.
    Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.
    Tom and Bonnie


  4. Shirley Bianchi Pullar May 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. We great friends in high school. So many wonderful memories of the fun we used have. She is missed and loved. God Bless Ed and the family. God Bless Bev.


  5. Pat (Rodda) Smink May 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you all. Bev and I were best friends all through high school. My heart breaks for you all. Certainly the world will be an empty place without her, but I am sure Heaven is rejoicing and she is dancing on streets of gold. Her heart of kindness and her sense of humor will always be some of my fondest memories. She will be missed and remembered forever.


  6. My deepest sympathies to Melissa & Seamus Coyne and Pat & Katie McNeill. May She Rest in Peace.


  7. Christina Sherman May 21, 2019 at 1:23 am

    My deepest condolences the entire McNeill family. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. I am so sorry for your loss.


  8. Jeff and Antionette Gould May 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Eddie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Bev passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and family. She will always be remembered with fondness and kindness. Rest in Peace , Bev


  9. justine ovsenik May 21, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.


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