Beverly Ann Wingo-Zielinski, 75, passed away at her home in Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 28th, at 1:30 PM. She was surrounded by her family.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Jack and Vera Mae Wingo, as well as her late husband, Donald Joe Sumner.
Beverly was the mother of two and is survived by her daughter, Jennie and her husband Gary Schutz, her son, Casey and his wife Kristie Sumner. Her four grandchildren, Heather and her husband William Parker, James and his wife Emily McCullough, Kylie Sumner, and Gage Sumner. As well as her two great-grandchildren, Lilah Parker and Phoenix Parker.
Beverly was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She was born to Billy Jack, and Vera Mae Wingo, on the 24th of May, in 1947. She was the oldest of four siblings, whom she loved dearly. She is survived by all three. Jack Wingo, Richard Wingo, and Belinda Wingo. Beverly was also a follower of Christ from the age of 10, and never once doubted her salvation.
Beverly graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1965, and shortly after, she was married to Dan Zielinski. Beverly and Dan had their daughter Jennie together, and they later divorced.
Beverly then met Donald Joe Sumner. They were married for 25 years and had one son together, Casey Joe. Beverly and Don were married until he passed away on November 18, 2003.
Beverly retired from General Electric after dedicating 28 years to their assembly line team. Beverly and Dan later rekindled their love and spent her final years together here in Springfield, where she was born and raised.
Beverly was known by many as a gentle hearted and loving caregiver. Beverly cared for many different people in her years on this earth. Beverly ensured that her parents, aunts, and late husband were all well cared for until their last days. And she continued to be a caregiver, day in and day out, to her children and grandchildren. Beverly was always kind, and would always be the very last to judge.
Beverly enjoyed yard work during the warmer months, playing gin rummy, and eating popcorn as her favorite evening snack. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids, just catching up on everyone’s lives. It didn’t take much to make Beverly happy; she would always say, “As long as I have my kids and grandkids, that’s all I need!”
Her visitation and funeral services will be held at Greenlawn East. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th, and her service will be held the following day, Wednesday, April 5th, at 11 a.m.