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Beverly Carol Kenobbie

January 7, 1940 - August 3, 2019
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Kennebec, SD
Beverly Carol Kenobbie

Beverly Carol Kenobbie

Born: January 7, 1940
Died: August 3, 2019
Age: 79

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      Beverly Carol Kenobbie, the daughter of Wesley and Margaret (Porter) Bryan, was born January 7, 1940 in Spencer, Iowa.  She received her (1st - 12th grade) education at Greenville-Rossie Consolidated School.

 In her younger years, Bev was involved in 4-H, class plays, choir, annual staff & cheerleading. It was there Bev met the love of her life, Blaine Kenobbie. They graduated together in the Class of 1957 as High School sweethearts.

      After HS, Beverly attended Business school in Omaha, Neb. After graduating she worked for the Bell Telephone Co. in Des Moines, Ia, then moved back home and took a job at the Beehive in Spencer, Ia.  On June 28, 1959, Blaine and Beverly were united in marriage at the Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.  They were blessed with four children: Randy, Carol, Roger, and Roy.  In her younger days, Bev loved to sew making all of her own clothes.  Then in later years her sewing became crafty items and quilts. Bev was a great cook and loved to bake. She often joked, “The problem is I like to eat the goodies too much!” While farming and raising livestock, Blaine and Bev lived in Greenville, Gillett Grove, and Webb. In July 1969, they settled on a farm northwest of Laurens, Iowa.  Here they spent 17 years raising their family, farming, milking cows and raising livestock. Bev loved to be serenaded by Blaine and his guitar, singing along with him and the kids. They enjoyed square dancing, card club and were active in the First Baptist Church in Webb. Her love of the Lord was evident through her devotion to her church and family, raising their children to love & follow Jesus.

     In the spring of 1986, they made the big move west to South Dakota taking everything, machinery and cattle included.  For the next nine years, they lived in various places raising cattle and farming.

     In 1996, they purchased their own land near Reliance, SD. While there Bev took pride in being the curator of the Presho Museum in Presho, SD. She was a member of the Historical Society and wrote articles for the local paper. She was very active in the Methodist Church in Kennebec.  Bev had an interest in Geneology that developed into quite a huge project. She traced both the Bryan and Kenobbie families back multiple generations to England and Germany. Her research expanded to both of her parents sides of her family also.  She took great pride in the family heirlooms she created for all of her descendants to cherish.

      March 1st, 2017 Bev moved to the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Ia. In November she moved back home with the assistance of a home health provider. Then in June 2018 Bev moved into the Platte Care Center. After Blaine’s passing Bev decided to move to St Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Ia. Everywhere Bev lived she brought joy with her huge smile, contagious laugh and wonderful sense of humor. She was nicknamed “Miss Hollywood” because of her colorful sunglasses she always wore. She made friends everywhere she went and was loved by all!

     Beverly went to live with Christ forever on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the age of 79 while at St Luke.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Wesley and Margaret Bryan; her in-laws: Bernerd and Tressie Kenobbie; her husband, Blaine in September of 2018; one brother, Donald, two sister-in-laws Karen Kenobbie and Judy Kenobbie, one brother-in-law, Ray Beasley, niece Valerie Wilson, daughter-in-law, Tammy Kenobbie, grandson-in-law Cole Buchholz.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Randy (Deb) Kenobbie of Laurens, IA, Carol (Scott) Banks of Spencer, IA, Roger Kenobbie of Reliance, SD, (fiance Ginger Olds) and Roy (Marcia) Kenobbie of Hot Springs, SD; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ron (June) Bryan of Storm Lake, IA; one sister-in-law, Linda Bryan of Spencer, IA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.



Memorial Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday August 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Spencer
Eric Patten - Grandson

Rev. Curtis Batschelet 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thurday, August 8, 2019 with the family present at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN SPENCER.
 PUBLIC Graveside Services will be held at the Kennebec Cemetery – Kennebec, SD at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 11th.   A Memorial Service followed by a time of fellowship will be held at  the Kennebec Community Center following the graveside services.


Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:54 PM
“Sending condolences to all her family and friends. Although I didn't know her personally, I remember my classmate (her daughter), Carol, as always being so kind and sweet...likely inspired by this lovely lady. (And how wonderful to see Carol was named after her mother's middle name. )”
- Gwen Conklin
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:52 AM
“My condolences to the Bryan and Kennobie families in the loss of their loved one.”
- kathleen Black Bame
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:50 PM
“Our hearts go out to the family. May God bless each one of you. Losing parents is tough. ”
- Sallie and Duane Leibhart
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:58 PM
“So very sorry to hear about Bev. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much Sympathy”
- Nita Hargrave Richards
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM
“Carol, Caitlin and family, Please know we’re thinking of you. No matter the age, loss stings. Find peace that you cared and watched over her as much as you did towards the end of her beautiful life. Xo”
- Darcy & Jeff
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
“Carol and family - losing Mom is not easy. You have our deepest sympathy. Praying for all of you. ”
- Dan and Barb Edmonds
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
“Randy and Deb, so sorry to see that you lost your Mom. I am sure she was an amazing lady. Thinking of you. Mona”
- Mona McDonald Fischer
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
“Just learned via FB about the passing of the Kenobbie children’s mom. And to think your loss of your dad last year. What can one say to comfort? Right now words are useless and maybe later you can wrap your mind around the thoughts and love that as friends hope to convey to you. Your mom knew and loved Jesus. What a comfort for all of you. Keeping you in prayer.”
- Caryl and Phil Dukes
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:43 PM
“Carol and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that she is with our Lord. God's peace be with you all.”
- Tami Diekmann
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2:46 PM
“Our deepest sympathies Carol to you and your whole family. She sounded like a very neat gal!”
- Becky Baker
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:29 PM
“Carol and family my condolences and prayers for your mother. Carol you did a great job at the twins game singing God bless America.”
- Kirby Froehlich
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:03 PM
“My sympathy to the Bryan and Kenobbie families.”
- Judy Joenks Langholz
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:51 PM
“To my cousins and their families I want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I too am saddened by this loss but when Roy told me of her passing all I could see was the look of joy on her face at meeting her Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face! Your mom loved Jesus more than most people. This is a double blow in less than a year for all of you, may God sustain you in the days ahead. I love you all so very much 💟”
- Dianna Kenobbie Diehm
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7:46 AM
“Dear Family, Donna and I were saddened to learn of Bev's passing. She was a kind and caring person and always enjoyed visiting with her and Pete. We will miss her and you must have many wonderful memories to help ease your loss. May God bless all of you and enjoy recalling the wonderful times together.
Take care,
Richard and Donna Christensen”
- Richard and Donna Christensen
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:21 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the Kenobbie family. Randy and Carol - A mom is so difficult to lose no matter what age we experience the loss. May your memories of your mother sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
- Kay Cmelik
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“I am so saddened to see this notice of Beverly’s death. She was always such a kind woman, and spoke whenever we’d see each other. May our good Lord wrap you in His arms. ❤️”
- Nira and Bob Rusk
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