Beverly Jean <I>Richards</I> Neely

Beverly Jean Richards Neely

Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Death 24 Jun 2016 (aged 78)
Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Burial Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 165947410 · View Source
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Bev Neely, age 78, of Boone, died June 24, 2016, at the Boone County Hospital.

A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Rev. Randy Schon officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Beverly Jean (Richards) Neely, was born in Boone, Iowa, on September 12, 1937, the daughter of Raymond and Ida (Eastlund) Richards.

She graduated from Boone High School in 1955.

On November 3, 1956, Bev married Billy Gene Neely in Boone.

In earlier years, Bev worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone and then was a production worker at Donnelley Marketing in Nevada and Bourns in Ames.

She later worked for Boesen’s Boone Greenhouses and Lowe-Berry Garden Center & Floral Creations, retiring in 2009.

Bev was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Sacred Heart Altar Society, and the Prayer Chain.

She loved flower and vegetable gardening, but Bev’s greatest joy came from watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy, two brothers, LeRoy and Darrell Richards, brother-in-law Larry Tripp, and sisters-in-law, Kay Richards and Shirley Richards.

Bev is survived by two daughters, Nancy Eckley and husband Kent of Jefferson and Nanette Anderson and husband Dennis of Boone; two brothers, Kenny Richards of Azusa, California, and Larry Richards and wife Von of Boone; a sister Charlene Tripp of Boone; two grandchildren, Denie Rew and husband Jason of Urbandale and Danyel Harris and husband Tyson of Boone; four great grandchildren, Dennan and Dayne Rew of Urbandale and Daxon Ihle and Drake Harris, both of Boone; very special nieces, nephews, close friends; and her grandpets.

Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. and a Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. Visitation continues Wednesday at the funeral chapel from 8 until 10 a.m.

In memory of Bev, memorials may be directed to the family.

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