Beverly Ann Vaverka, 80 of Brooklyn, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell. Funeral Services were held June 9 at the Haven Community Church, Haven, with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Burial was at Haven Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Beverly is survived by her sons, Joe (Mary) of Pella, Jeff (Brenda) of Newton, and Jon (Stef) of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Corns of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ruth Coleman (Don) of North Liberty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Ruth Tomlinson Houston, her husband Eldon, and a brother Willis Houston.
Beverly Ann Houston was born May 26, 1934, in rural Haven, the daughter of Noble and Ruth Tomlinson Houston. She received her education in the Haven schools and married Eldon Vaverka in 1956. Beverly worked at the Tama State Bank in Tama for a time. She then was employed at the Manatt’s corporate office in Brooklyn for over 40 years. Beverly was a member of the Haven Community Church.
Beverly cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities and all the family celebrations.