Beryl Hufford, 84, of Quincy, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday (April 13, 2016) in her home.
Born May 8, 1931 in Leicester, England, Beryl was the daughter of Reginald Arthur and Alice May Batson Beaumont.
Beryl served in the Royal Women's Air Force for 2 years. On June 10, 1954, Beryl came to America as a passenger aboard the Queen Elizabeth to visit with family. During that trip, she met Marvin Hufford on a blind date and they were married on September 17, 1955 in Quincy. He survives.
Beryl loved knitting, making many afghans for family and friends, cooking, tending to her flower gardens and shopping. She loved being active in her community and helping others by donating to the American Red Cross blood drives and organizing fundraising walks for various organizations. A woman of great faith, Beryl made several mission trips to Russia and Israel where she would pass out Bibles and spread the Good News.
Beryl was a devoted wife and mother who loved caring for her family. She had also been employed as a seamstress for Penrose Uniforms, a clerk at J. C. Penney and Bergner's and was a Home Health Aid for many years. Beryl also was the outside events coordinator for her family's business TCBY and with her husband worked many area fairs and events with the TCBY mobile unit.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; a son, Steve Hufford (Denise) of Quincy; three daughters, Darla Pullins (E. J.) of Quincy, Sheryl Scarbrough of Quincy, and Karen Winfield of Glen Burrie, MD; ten grandchildren, Jessica Hufford, Meagen Hufford (fiance', Josh Kolinek), Ashley Hufford, Taylor Hufford, Adrienne Atkinson (Greg), Chelsea Bruce, Madison Bruce, Brayden Scarbrough, Krista Cunningham and Macy Winfield; four great grandchildren, Kenny Stapleton, Avery Kolinek, Bailey Proulx, and Gideon Adams; and an Aunt, Joan Lewandowski of Joliet, IL.
Mrs. Hufford was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Arthur Beaumont; and an Aunt, Eileen Howe.
Cremation has been accorded to Mrs. Hufford. A Memorial Service will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Steve Disseler.
Memorial visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Chapter/American Red Cross, Unity Point Hospice or the Quincy Humane Society.