Beverly Bash Carduff passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in her home at The Atriums in Overland Park, KS. She was born June 23, 1924, in Kansas City, MO the daughter of the late Eugene H. and Myrtle Bash. She enjoyed telling people that her father was a school principal and her uncle, Tom Bash, was once Sheriff of Kansas City.
She was a graduate of Central High School and was president of the class of 1941. Beverly enjoyed a short career as a court reporter and worked at O'Neill Oldsmobile. She attended Kansas City University until eloping with John B. (Jack) Carduff, Jr. at age 18 when he was home on leave from the army.
Together they had three children: John B. (Duffy) Carduff III (wife Marie) of Shawnee, KS, Cynthia Gambino of Clinton Township, MI and Beebe Nauert (husband Pete) of Olathe, KS. In 1966, Jack & Bev founded Eagle Products, Inc., a Kansas City based screen printing sportswear company that continues today at 1824 McGee St. She handled all the bookwork and taxes for many years, and they both retired in1993.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Carduff, brother Tom Bash, sister Isabelle Rouse, and son-in-law August Gambino. She is survived by three cousins, Barbara Sinatra, Pat Welch and Betty Bruce Reid.
Besides her 3 children, she is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Tavish Carduff, Chauncey (Mike) Davis, John B. (Beckett) Carduff IV (Kris-Ann), Russell Gambino, Joann (Ed) Sniecekowski, Brian Gambino, Angie (David) Blankenship, Summer King, and Blakeley Nauert. She also leaves 11 great grandchildren: Taylor Swank, Marin and Madigan Sanders, Sullivan and Clay Ford, Anthony Gambino, Lexie and Briahna King, Elizabeth and Jacob Blankenship, Savannah Jenkins, one more on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bev loved spending time with her family, each and every one. Her kindness will be missed by all who knew her. She taught us all "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all."
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, followed immediately by a private family interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, 6901 Troost, KCMO. We are so grateful to the incredible staff at The Atriums who made life so pleasurable for all of us the past six years. Thank you especially to Lucille, Jeff, Susan and all of the angels on the 2nd floor.