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Beverlyn Ann (Nielsen) Stoneking

July 10, 1937 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 80)

The Piano Brothers

Beverlyn A. Stoneking, age 80, of Cushing, passed away on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with the Pastor Tami Groth officiating.  Burial will be at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing.  A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 04, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville. 

Beverlyn A. Stoneking was born July 10, 1937 to Viola Margaret (Schmidt) and Hans Fred Nielsen at home in rural Ida County.  She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Midway in 1937 and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing in 1951.  Beverlyn attended Cushing Consolidated School and graduated as Valedictorian with the class of 1955.

Beverlyn was united in marriage to Douglas Stoneking on December 3, 1955.  To this union three children were born.

A lifelong Cushing resident, she worked as a school secretary for 49 years, at Cushing Consolidated, then Eastwood and finally at River Valley.  She also helped Douglas with his business Stoneking Plumbing and Heating.  She was a member of PEO, Town and Country, Red Hats, Cushing Legion Auxillary and Retired Staff of River Valley.  She was very giving of her time to help others and often served at a soup kitchen and was always a willing chauffeur to those in need.  She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, fishing, gardening both flowers and vegetables and spending time with her family.  She was an avid reader and belonged to two book clubs.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she attended the Thursday woman’s circle evening.

She is survived by her children, Jeanne (Dennis) Schwab of Audubon, IA, Dennis (Leanne) Stoneking of Northwood, IA and David (Paula) Stoneking of Davenport, IA; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother, Wayne (Janet) Nielsen of Oskaloosa, IA; sister-in-law, Betty Stoneking and special family friend, Lorraine Jepsen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Edwin Hummel; husband Douglas in 1997; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Stoneking.

Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the library of your choice. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
November 4, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
4245 U.S. Hwy. 20
Correctionville, IA 51016

Prayer Service
Saturday
November 4, 2017

6:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
4245 U.S. Hwy. 20
Correctionville, IA 51016

Funeral Service
Sunday
November 5, 2017

1:30 PM
St. John Lutheran Church
206 School St.
Cushing, IA 51018

Burial
Sunday
November 5, 2017

Cushing Cemetery

Cushing, IA 51018


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