Beverly Carol Galbraith

Beverly Carol Galbraith

Beverly Carol Galbraith, 79, of Anna, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 9, 2024. 

She was born on Dec. 26, 1944, in Cobden, the daughter of Loren S. and Vergie Mangrum Barlow. 

She married Jimmy R. Galbraith on Dec. 31, 1960, in Cobden. Together they shared 64 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Jimmy R. Galbraith of Anna; two daughters, Yvonne Renee and husband, Randy Smith of Braidwood and Carolyn Sue and husband Chris Shumaker of Dwight; three grandchildren, Ryan Smith, Steven Shumaker and Beverly Joyce and husband Jeremy Lomeka; a sister-in-law, Barbara Barlow of Anna; a brother-in-law, Carl Massey of Anna; a niece, Mary Ann Lazenby-Dew of Anna; three nephews, Ronald Massey, Eric and wife Jennifer Massey and Doug Barlow, all of Anna; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Massey; and three brothers, Charles “Corky” Barlow, Scotty Barlow and Loren Barlow Jr.

After Beverly and Jim were married, they moved to Minnesota, where Jim attended Bible college and she worked as a nurse. 

They moved to Joliet, where she worked for the Lutheran Nursing Home, and later to Wilmington, where she and Jim started their church. They spent the next 30 years there leading others to Christ before coming back to Southern Illinois. 

She was a devoted pastor’s wife and a talented musician, playing various instruments with ease. Jim pastored the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro for 12 years and after his retirement they attended the Apostolic Lighthouse in Cobden.

Her love for caring for others has reached many hearts throughout the years. She will be dearly missed.  

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Apostolic Lighthouse in Cobden, with the Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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