Beverly Jean Devilbiss of Bagley


Beverly Jean Devilbiss, daughter of Orville Brown Sr. and Evelyn Neiderhouser Brown, was
born April 1, 1943, in Kidder, Missouri.

Beverly moved to Booneville, Iowa, in 1949 and then to Perry in 1951. She went to Roosevelt School until fifth grade and the Junior High/High School in Perry until the 10th grade.

Beverly met Harold Eugene Devilbiss, and the two were united in marriage on June 21, 1959 in Woodward, Iowa. The couple was blessed with five children, Douglas, Richard, Ben, Beverly Jean Jr. and Harold Eugene Jr.

The family made their home in Woodward, where Beverly worked as a cook at the Woodward Resource Center.

Then in 1965 they moved to Perry. Beverly worked part-time at the Perry Manor, Perry Bowl, Perry Cafe and another little cafe on the west end of town. Then she worked for the Adel Home Care.

In 1966 Beverly and her family moved to Bakersfield, California.

She enjoyed planting flowers, cooking, bingo, penny slot machines and going to the casino.

In 1970 Beverly and Harold moved back to Perry. She went to work at Woodward as an RTW while Harold ran the Perry Salvage Yard.

Beverly loved all her clients she got the opportunity to work with.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Perry.

For the last few years Beverly lived on Herndon Road in Bagley.

On May 1, 2023, Beverly passed away at the St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital in Carroll,

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Sr., in 2003; baby sister at
childbirth; sister, Sharon Steadman; and brother, Orville Brown Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Douglas (Marcia) Devilbiss of Grand Junction, Richard Devilbiss of Perry, Ben (Monica) Devilbiss of Panora, Beverly J. (fiance Bruce Breitbarth) Devilbiss Jr. of Alfa, Minnesota, and Harold Eugene Jr. (Hannah Pederson) Devilbiss of La Porte City; 17 grandchildren, Alex (Miranda) Devilbiss, Megan (Josh) oon, Tyler (Regina) Devilbiss, Dustin Evans, Nathan Cooper, Devanee Devilbiss, Eden Devilbiss, Harmony Pederson, Oliver Pederson, Eli Pederson, Mike (Erika Conklin) Devilbiss, Josh (Jess) Devilbiss, Cody (Katie) Devilbiss, Robert (Brianna) Welder, Brandon Breitbarth, Christopher (Kylie) Breitbarth and April (Steve) Freely; 19 great-grandchildren, Makaden, Lilian, Aurora, Will, Vayden, Kaitlin, Faith, Lila, Matthew, Eric, Ryan, Colsen, Madax, Landen, Wesley, August, Rylee, Macee and Ashton; brother, Robert Brown of Perry; sisters, Shirley (Richard) Steadman of Rippey, Lola (John) Farley of Casey, Betty (Steve) Bebout of Woodward, Linda (Scott Westering) Birch of Carroll, Rosie Lemke of Des Moines and Doris Westphal of Des Moines; other relatives, and many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 12 from 1-8 p.m., with family greeting hours from 6-8 p.m., at the Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Brethren Cemetery in Panora, Iowa. Memorials may be sent to the Hastings Funeral Home, P.O. Box 204, Perry, IA 50220.


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