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Beverly Davis

August 18, 1929 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 91)


Beverly Ruth Buchanan, daughter of John & Wilma (Hammond) Buchanan, was born August 18, 1929 at Tingley, Iowa. The family moved to Diagonal and Diagonal would be Beverly’s “hometown” for most of her adult life. Beverly graduated from Diagonal High School with the class of 1947.

On June 18, 1948, Beverly was united in marriage to Donald Davis. To this marriage was born two daughters: Vickie & Diana.

Beverly was a hard-working wife and mother. She liked to cook and worked at Ruth’s Café in Mount Ayr and operated the Dew Drop Inn in Diagonal. Beverly would also work at the Cap Factory in Mount Ayr, nurses aid and last worked at Dekko in Osceola. After Don started traveling with construction, Beverly also traveled with Don to the different places.

Beverly enjoyed crocheting and making afghans and she loved her Bingo. Most of all, Beverly loved her grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was very proud of them and helped them in any way she could.

Beverly lived her last years at the Specialty Care Center in Corning, Iowa. She passed away there on March 22, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don on January 9, 1995; and two brothers Melvin & James Buchanan.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Vickie (Keith) Wright of Grain Valley, MO and Diana (Kirk) Hollander of Brooks, IA; grandchildren Jeff (Jamie) Hanscom, Bob Hanscom (Ashley Bird), Robbie (Stephanie) Akins, Cody (Laura) Akins, Jason Hollander, Eric Hollander; great grandchildren Keagan, Sarah, Chrys, Maddy, Lili, Justin, Harlea, Myka, Wyatt, Hailey, Dominic, Harmony, Charlie, Silas, Serena, Scarlett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established to the family.

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Open Visitation Without Family Present
March 26, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Visitation With Family Present
March 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
United Presbyterian Church
401 West Michigan
Lenox, IA 50851

Funeral Service
March 27, 2021

11:00 AM
United Presbyterian Church
401 West Michigan
Lenox, IA 50851

March 27, 2021

Diagonal Cemetery
County Hwy P33
Diagonal, IA 50845

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