Beverly Louise Leija

Beverly Louise Leija of Oak Brook passed away April 11, 2024.

Beverly was a straight shooter with a brutally honest personality and loved nothing more than bragging about her grandchildren, who called her Aha, and their accomplishments. She was always up for a good meal while enjoying a top-shelf margarita and fiery political discussions with her family. She will be affectionately remembered as Beckus, and her unique presence will be missed.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Joseph Leija; her children, Joseph and Cynthia (Dr. Robert) Wagner, both of Hinsdale; her grandchildren, Michael (Brittany) Wagner, Kathryn (Ryan) Goll and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wagner; and her great-grandchildren, Adam and Grace Wagner and Charlotte and Daniel Goll.

Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made online to St. Jude Children's Hospital at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.