Obituaries detail

Beverly Scham Singer

On October 13, 2020 Beverly Scham Singer passed away at the age of 80 in Kansas City.  Beverly was born August 18, 1940 to Philip Scham and Ruth Ragol Scham in Sterling, Illinois.  She was born and raised in Sterling, IL and graduated from Sterling High School in 1958. She attended the University of Wisconsin, the University of Southern California and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kansas City University in 1962. Beverly married Stan Singer December 27, 1961 shortly before graduating. Together they raised two daughters, Jill Singer Kohler and Amy Jo Singer. Upon graduation, she taught 2nd grade at Valley View Elementary School.



Beverly sold men’s clothing for 26 years. She was consistently ranked the number one sales associate at Mailliard’s in Prairie Village, Jacobsen’s in Leawood and Mark Shale on the Country Club Plaza. She was beloved by all of her longtime customers and co-workers. 



Words are not enough to express Beverly’s kindness and generosity of spirit. Her sense of humor, intelligence, and heart brought joy to the lives of all who knew her.  She will be missed dearly, and while she may no longer be with us, the love she gave always will be.


Beverly found joy in all aspects of life. She loved nothing more than to spend time with her family in the sunshine amongst the trees. Her lifelong friendships, time spent with friends at the Jewish Community Center in the “friendship nook” and KU basketball were all great sources of joy for Beverly.



Beverly is predeceased by her parents Phil and Ruth Scham and her sister, Syliva Kaplan. She is survived by her husband Stan, her daughters: Jill of Manhattan Beach, CA and Amy of Austin, TX, her grandchildren: Lily and Charlie Kohler, her four nephews: Mark, Michael & Scott Schwartz and Joe Pessen, her sisters in-law and brother in-law:  Davida Singer Pessen, Gary Singer and Lynn Singer, as well as her two sons-in-law: John Kohler and Stan Williams.  



The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


Wendy Robbibs Oct 16 ,2020

Amy is my sister-in-law ,Spring ,Texas

My deepest most heart felt sympathies to all of you. Your loss is undeniably beyond words. I hope you are surrounded by people that will comfort and give you understanding and love. Be good to yourselves. Love, Wendy Robbins Stan Williams’ sister

Natalie P Freeburg Oct 16 ,2020

Neighbor of Amy Jo Singer ,Austin ,Texas

What a wonderful loving tribute to her. Sending condolences to all those who have a hole in their heart now, due to her absence.

Marilyn Bruce Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood

I am an instructor in Group Exercise at the JCC. Beverly took my classes for many many years and was a joy to be around. My deepest sympathy to your family Marilyn

Joan Minda Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Bev's passing. She was indeed a shining light and a really special woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. Joan and Ron Minda

Ed Enloe Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss Beverly was one of the finest people I ever had the privilege of working with and knowing

Laura Wissman Green Oct 16 ,2020

family friend ,St. Louis ,Missouri

That sweet knowing smile and her gentle kindness will always be in my heart. I'm a better person for knowing her and miss her already. So happy to see these traits in Amy and Jill. Big hugs all who knew her.

Branden Christopher Oct 16 ,2020

Mark Shale Friends ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I am so sorry. I loved working with Bev. She had a kind heart and a wicked sense of humor. She will be missed. Branden Christopher

Gail berman Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,The Villages ,Florida

Bev was one of those women who brought smiles, laughter, love, and joy to all who were lucky enough to cross her path. Her spirit will live on forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

Susan Hammer Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Davida and Stan I’m in shock and heartbroken over this news. This is such a huge loss of a wonderful lady. She’ll be missed greatly by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Susan

Alan and Joyce Organ Oct 16 ,2020

Cousin ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We’re so sad. May her memory be a blessing.

Myles Hyken Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Stan, I know my mother is heartbroken over the loss of a dear friend. We will be there for you the way you were there for us. Take solace and comfort with your loving family and we will celebrate Bev's life with you soon.

Marty Levine Oct 16 ,2020

Friend of Jill ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I would just like to send my condolences to the Singer family. I loved your mom she was such a warm friendly uplifting person. She will be missed by all who knew her. She touched so many peoples lives. ❤️

Kathy Berger Oct 17 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Through occasional contact at The Nook at the J, I got to know Bev and realize that her quiet beauty belied a depth of caring and humor! I am glad for these very special moments! I will remember her fondly. Sincere condolences to Stan and the family

Pamela Rosenberg Oct 23 ,2020

Friend/co worker ,Leawood ,Kansas

Dear family of Bev, I worked with Bev at Jacobsons many years ago. We met and became instant friends. She was a beautiful person inside and out. So sorry for your loss.