Blanche A. "Danny" (Bevenour) Gavin

August 26, 1934 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Blanche A. "Danny" Gavin, age 87, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 5:04 pm on Saturday July 16, 2022 at the home of her daughter, Anne and Joe Bigger. Danny was born on August 26, 1934 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the daughter of Raymond William and Lois Hazel Cain Bevenour. Her early life was in Galesburg, and then her family moved to Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School where she graduated in the class of 1952. Danny married James Patrick "Jim" Gavin on April 17, 1952 in Monmouth, Illinois and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2009. Danny began work at Monmouth Nursing Home as a nurses aide where she worked for a number of years. She then worked for Huskee Built Buildings in Monmouth as a bookkeeper for ten years. After this Danny was a bookkeeper for the National Bank of Monmouth for ten years. Lastly she worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant at Community Memorial Hospital of Monmouth. Danny enjoyed doing handwork and sewing and did alterations and sewing dresses for her family and others. She also loved gardening and riding her bicycle which she has done for more than 10,000 miles. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Bigger and Joe of Monmouth, IL. and three sons, Chris Gavin and Sherri of Galesburg, IL., Chuck Gavin of Billings, Montana, and Mike Gavin and Deb of Cedar Falls, Iowa. There are twelve grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren also surviving. Danny's sister's survive, Rosemary McKinney and Harold of Gladbrook, IL, Lois Jean Hanson and John of Galesburg, IL, and Kathy Johnson and Dave of Galesburg, IL. Two brothers are also surviving, Don Bevernour and Mary Ellen in Washington, Illinois and Jim Bevenour and Jessica of Rolla, Missouri. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Jim, her son Greg, and two brothers, Bill and Joe.

A Mass of the Christian Burial is planned on Saturday July 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth. A rosary will be recited at 5:00 pm on Friday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home where her family will remain to receive their friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery next her husband. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for her church, Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth. 

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