Beatrice ‘Bea’ Kaverman
Beatrice ‘Bea’ Kaverman

DELPHOS, Ohio — Beatrice ‘Bea’ Kaverman, 81, of Delphos, passed away Thursday morning, April 3, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Van Wert County, to the late Joseph E. and Bertha D. (Pohlman) Lindeman.

On May 7, 1955, she married Donald Kaverman, who survives in Delphos.


She is also survived by a son, Larry Kaverman of Toledo; a daughter, Nancy (William) Shaffer of Spencerville; a granddaughter, Calla Shaffer of Spencerville; two brothers, Roger (Lois) Lindeman of Wapakoneta and Richard (Diane) Lindeman of Delphos; a sister, Louise (Anthony) Warnecke of Delphos; sister-in-law, Lorene Lindeman of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews; in-laws, Rita Kaverman, Helen Kaverman and Ralph (Marge) Kaverman, all of Delphos.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Lindeman and Elmer Lindeman.

Beatrice was 1951 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. After 24 years of service, she retired from Trim Trends in Spencerville. She loved to bake, especially cookies earning her the name “Grandma Cookie.” She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 84. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary 3035, Delphos.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.