Beverly Jean (Berg) Esau

CABOT, Ark. — Beverly Jean (Berg) Esau, 62, Cabot, Arkansas, went home to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at home surrounded by her friends and family.

She was born Jan. 15, 1959, to Margery Elizabeth Berg and Glenn Roy Berg in Fredonia. She was a graduate of Neodesha High School, Neodesha, in 1977 and received an Associate of Arts degree from Neosho Community College in Chanute in 1979. 

She met Kenny Esau in the U.S. Air Force and married him in 1980 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, at the base chapel. They were married for over 40 years. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Nathaniel and his wife, Elizabeth Esau; a daughter, Jessica Esau; six grandchildren; a service dog, Sasha Sue, who she absolutely adored and Sasha adored her to death; her mother, Margery Elizabeth Berg; a brother, David (Shelly) Berg; and four sisters, Beth (Mike) Cornett, Linda (Terry) Hague, Patty (Dean) Shaulis and Roberta (Steve) Knecht.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Berg; and her dad, Glenn Roy Berg. 

Beverly was a United States Air Force veteran and was proud to have served her country. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community volunteer and friend who loved to entertain. Beverly attended That Church in Sherwood, Arkansas, and was a woman who loved God. She was active in amateur radio and loved to share that with others. She loved playing video games. Christmas was her favorite holiday to the point she kept all the decorations up all year-round inside and out. She was an avid knitter/craft person. Beverly loved animals, rescuing animals, collecting stamps, going to flea markets and very much enjoyed camping with her family and friends throughout the United States while collecting stickers/patches of the trips along the way. She was a very special person to everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed!

The service was Saturday at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Arkansas. A graveside memorial service will be at Harrison Chapel in Thayer at a later date.

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