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Jean Beverly Beving

January 17, 1925 - April 14, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Jean Beverly Beving

Jean Beverly Beving

Born: January 17, 1925
Died: April 14, 2019
Age: 94

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Beverly Kohn was born January 17, 1925 to Wesley and Estella Kohn. She was raised on the family farm north of Spencer and attended the nearby one room school house, and then graduated from Spencer High School in 1942. She attended Hamline University in St Paul, Minnesota where she received a Bachelor of Science, with a nursing degree.

     In 1949 she married Dick Beving. To this union was born three daughters- Jill, Nancy and Lois. The girls were raised on Dick’s family farm two miles west of Fostoria. 

    Beverly enjoyed home making and had many hobbies. She was also an active member of American Association of University Women and helped start their annual fundraising book sale. She played handbells at Grace United Methodist church for several years and was an active member in church activities. She enjoyed sewing for others and for several years made custom windsocks for family members and friends.

Beverly enjoyed her flower garden.  When she and Dick retired from farming and moved to Lake Okoboji in 1988, she had fun planting perennials around that new home. Dick and Beverly kept busy during retirement. They traveled to Hawaii, took a cruise to Alaska and went to visit their daughters who lived out of state.

    When the grandchildren came along, Beverly was a wonderful grandma.  She was spirited and would participate in whatever activities interested her grandkids.

In 1997 Dick and Beverly sold their lake home and moved to the Highlands retirement apartments in south Spencer. They made new friends and participated in activities there. Beverly continued to enjoy sewing projects, Jazzercise, and swim aerobics class.

     Beverly passed away April 14, 2019 at St Luke’s Nursing Home at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick, daughter Jill, and sister Phyllis Heikens.

     Left to cherish her memory are her sister Mariel Oftelie ( Phil) of Omaha, daughter Nancy Duck (Gene) of Oklahoma, daughter Lois Benson  (Paul), two grandchildren Sarah Burkhart of Oklahoma and Dirk Benson of Spencer, and one great grandson, Eric Burkhart of Oklahoma, other family members and friends.

Memorial services will take place 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 24, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Visitation will take place Tuesday, April 23, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 5:00 P.M., with the family present from 5-7:00 P.M.
"Blessed Be the Tie That Binds"
"Hymn of Promise"
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:24 AM
“Beving family,
When you girls were little, I babysat for you. Until my parents died, I would see your mother whenever I visited my dad at St. Luke's. She was always an upbeat person with a personality that was fun and sincere.
Our mothers lived good, long lives as farmer's wives, not always an easy job. Still I think they loved it.
You have my deepest sympathy for the pain of separation that you feel.
Love to you and yours,
Sandra Ott Fisk

- Sandra Ott Fisk
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:56 AM
“Nancy and Lois, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mom. I was a friend and classmate of Jill and also miss her very much. Please take care of yourselves!”
- Gina Folsom
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:06 PM
“Nancy, I am thinking of you and your family at this time. May special memories of your mom always be with you to carry you through. Many blessings. ”
- Carol Morey
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:06 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Beverly. She would be my Dad's cousin (Loren Sullivan) I remember her when I was young, when my Grandmother, (Irene Sullivan) was alive, and the family would get together. Prayers are with you.”
- Laureen Andersen
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:32 AM
“Lois, I’m thinking of you and your family as you mourn the loss of your Mom. I hope that your memories of time spent with her will be a source of great comfort to you. With sympathy, Dianne Campbell”
- Dianne Campbell
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM
“Beverly volunteered at Lincoln School during the time that I taught there. It was always so good to see her in the building. My sympathy to her family and friends.”
- Becky Dettmer
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 8:42 AM
“I’m sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. We were neighbors growing up, and Beverly was my 4- H leader. Sh was a kind, helpful person. Even though I have not seen her in years, the memories still remain.”
- Sharon Roskens Holven
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“I was so sorry to hear about Bev passing away. We knew each other since children and enjoyed many years living neighbors at Lake Okoboji. May Jesus comfort all of her family in His loving arms.”
- Norma Breidinger
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:55 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. I got to know her when I took care of her mom when I worked at Longhouse in Spencer. Enjoyed visiting with her whenever I went to the Highlands or St.Lukes. She was such a sweetheart. Virginia Grey”
- Virginia Grey
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Bev was a gem. I loved having her in my fitness class. She was such a joy. I remember when I started teaching at the Y she came to class. Not to participate but to give me an apple for the teacher. She had a kind heart and great smiles. Hugs to you and your family.
- Sally Christensen DeLoss
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:54 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. I have many fond memories visiting the farm and my friend Jill Beving. My mom knew Beverly too. Beverly provided Jill and me with motherly advice in hopes of avoiding a cooking experience disaster. My thoughts are with the family at this time. ”
- Lynne Lammers
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