Beverly C. Stabenow

Beverly C. Stabenow

Beverly Carol Stabenow, age 80, of Monroe, died on Monday, November, 26, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital.

She was born September 18, 1938 in New Diggings, WI to parents Roscoe and Marion (Redfearn) Monroe. She grew up in New Diggings and graduated from Benton High School in 1956. She then attended Platteville State Teachers College (UW-Platteville) where she studied elementary education.

After receiving her diploma in 1960, Beverly began her teaching career at Monroe’s Old North School and later moved to the newly constructed Northside Elementary School where she remained until her retirement. She was a dedicated second grade teacher for 45 years in the Monroe School District. She continued to prepare math charts for second grade students for another 15 years after her retirement.

Beverly married Larry Stabenow in August, 1964. The couple lived on the Stabenow family farm in Winslow, IL until they relocated to Monroe WI.

Larry and Beverly lovingly restored a country church and school house in Council Hill IL where Beverly’s mother attended as a young girl. They spent retirement years managing wedding events held at the church. They enjoyed summers spent at the school house visiting with friends, neighbors, and relatives.

Beverly also enjoyed making handcrafted items. She partnered with her father creating handmade Christmas ornaments…he would do the woodworking and she wood embellish with paint and decorations. They would continue this tradition for years and would sell their creations at craft fairs, including Cheese days. Beverly always looked forward to Friday coffee dates with retired teachers. She attended Lead Mine Primitive Methodist Church.

Beverly is survived by many cousins and grateful students. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry in October 2018 and by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe. Burial will be in Rock Lily cemetery in Winslow, IL, followed by a luncheon at Martintown Community Church. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Condolences may be shared at

Beverly’s family would like to thank the many kind friends and neighbors who have assisted them over the past years and to thank the caring staff of Aster Assisted Living. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials can be directed to the Monroe Excellence in Education Foundation or the charity of your choice.