Beverly E. Whiton, 89, of Perry passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Murdock Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed in Beverly’s name to Mercy Hospice and may be left or sent to Murdock Funeral Home.
Beverly Elaine Whiton, daughter of the late Dewey Sly Walker and Florence Lucile Smith, was born March 4, 1930, Guthrie County, Iowa, near Jamaica.
She attended Jamaica School, graduating in 1948.
Beverly loved basketball and played on the team that went to sub-state championship game that year.
She was an avid bowler, participating in many league teams around Perry for many years.
She worked at J. C. Penney’s in Perry dressing the windows and at the Perry Lutheran Home, Rowley Masonic Home, Dallas County Hospital and others.
On June 29, 1966, she married Gale Whiton in Omaha, Neb., and they made their home on the farm south of Rippey.
Beverly loved to cook and bake for family and friends, and no one ever went away from her home hungry.
She loved reading her favorite Danielle Steele books, gardening, taking care of her flowers, playing cards, sending cards to friends and family, shopping, trying to beat the house gambling and eating out at her favorite place, Tojo’s in Jamaica.
She also loved feeding the wildlife at their home in town every day.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Beverly’s life will forever be cherished by her children, Mike (Nancy) Flynn of Glendale, Ariz., Sharon (Rick) Noring of Grimes, Lori Whiton Damron and friend, Howard, of Panora and Roz (Greg) Weis of Decorah; grandchildren, Valerie (Bill) Ruiz, Veronica (Fran) Forsythe, Tracey (Torrey) Noring, Ashley Noring and fiance, Andy Weber, Andy (Jessica) Weis, Paul (Lindsey) Weis and Carol (Nick) Hopp; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Bob Walker of Fairfax, Iowa; numerous nieces; nephews; and extended family.
Beverly was proceeded in death by her husband, Gale, on July 17, 2019; parents, Dewey and Florence Walker; brothers, Roger Walker and Richard Walker; and sister-in-law, Darlene Walker.