Beverly Meikel, 94, died Jan. 6, 2023, following a short illness.
Born and raised in Chicago, she and her husband, Mike, moved in the late 1950s to Wonder Lake, where they built their first home. They moved to Woodstock in 1972 after renovating Mighty Oaks Farm, which was placqued by the McHenry County Historical Society. They lived on the farm for 46 years and were known for the annual cider pressing from their orchard.
Bev volunteered for many years at Centegra Hospital in a variety of positions. She and Mike were active members in the Bull Valley Association, and Shepherd of the Hills Church, enjoying many friendships.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike, whom she was married to for 67 years. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Doug) Mather, Finger, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kailyn Mather (Silver Lake, Wis.); and brother, James Flannery,El Paso, Texas.