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Beverly Ann Gottlieb (Peet; Sheldon; née Slaughter), born in Kent, CT on January 30, 1947 to John and Lorraine Slaughter (Hanke), died peacefully in her sleep, at her home in South Carolina on August 4, 2016. Beverly lived in Kent for 56 years and was well known throughout the town, not only for her excellent work as a self-employed house-cleaner, but for the practical advice and psychological insights she shared with clients and friends whose doorsteps she graced. Her outspoken nature and her infectious, frequently bawdy sense of humor brightened the days of all who knew her. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed driving to tag sales around Litchfield County with her children and grandchildren in tow, as well as hiking the River Road, St. John’s Ledges, Pond Mountain Trust, and Macedonia State Park. Even after Beverly’s own children were out of school, she remained beloved by many of their friends as a “second mom.” Since 2003, she had been living in South Carolina, still cleaning homes, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family, in addition to rescuing and raising a number of happy dogs. As the matriarch of her family, Beverly was greatly loved and treasured. She valued love, humor and honesty above all else and could always be counted upon to provide her family with all three. She lived through many hardships, never complaining, finding it within herself to support her family with an admirable strength that never wavered. She showed her love for her family every day, supplying wisdom, kindness, strength, support and open arms. She was loved more than words can express and will be missed by all who knew her. The world is a lesser place without her in it. She is survived by her children, Beverly Barney, Brenda Keck, and Christian Peet, her six grand-children, Kristy Fiddner, Tasha Burrell-Sheldon, Jeremy Barney, Samantha Barney, Logan Barney and Lynette Sheldon, her four great-grandchildren, Ava and Skylar Fiddner, and Alexis and Brianna Burrell-Sheldon, and by her beloved boxer, Josie. Although funeral services will be private, a public memorial will be held in Kent. All who knew Beverly are invited to celebrate her life by bringing memories, and perhaps a little picnic food, to the pavilion at Macedonia State Park, beginning at 12 noon, on Saturday, September 10, 2016.