ISHPEMING - Beverly Ann Ombrello, age 71, of 212 E. Superior St. Ishpeming, passed away at 12:40 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in the company of her loving family.
Beverly was born in Champion, Michigan, on March 16, 1937, the daughter of the late Alex and Clara (Shepard) Duhame. She was a graduate of Champion High School and was the owner of Bev's Kitchen for many years, also working at the JJ Newberry Store and Johnny's Restaurant. Beverly married the late Pete Ombrello on July 9, 1982.
Beverly was a talented cook, making her own recipes and inventing the "Missouri Special Sandwich". She was an artistic person who loved to paint. She was a great cribbage player and enjoyed cards and dice. Beverly also loved Christmas and had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs, cats and birds. She was a collector of many things and loved opera music, her favorite being Luciano Pavarotti.
Beverly is survived by a daughter: Sherry Solka of Kaukauna, WI, a son: Allen (Kathy) Solka of Ishpeming, grandchildren: Shamon (Marita) Hebert, Steve (Lori) Hebert, Shane Hebert, Sherrell (Clay) Koski, great grandchildren: Alex, Shay & Megan Hebert, and Aden Koski, step children: Bob Ogea, Jeff (Rene) Ogea, Dennis (Yong) Ombrello, Pete (Patti) Ogea, Lynn (Glenn) Koski and many step grandchildren, sisters: Pat Hamel of Ishpeming and Alice Robinson of Marquette, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents Clara and Alex Duhame, her husband Peter Ombrello, step son Todd Ombrello, and brother in laws Bucko Hamel and Louis Robinson
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27th, with Rev. Fr. Jim Challancin officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 at the church. Inurnment is to take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery following the services. A luncheon will follow services at the church hall.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility for their wonderful care and compassion.
Beverly's obituary may also be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.