Beverly E. Whiton
03/04/1930 - 12/10/2019
Obituary for Beverly E. Whiton
Bevery E. Whiton, 89, of Perry, Iowa, passed away December 10, 2019 at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Murdock Funeral Home. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospice and may be sent or left at Murdock Funeral Home.
Beverly Elaine Whiton, daughter of the late Dewey Sly Walker and Florence Lucile Smith, was born March 4, 1930 in Guthrie County, Iowa near Jamaica. She attended Jamaica School, graduating in 1948. She loved basketball and played on the team that went to the sub state championship game of that year.
She was an avid bowler participant in many league teams around Perry for many years.
She worked at JC Penny in Perry for a few years, dressing the windows. Later, she was a CNA at the Perry Lutheran Home, Rowley Masonic Home, Dallas County Hospital, and Perry Health Care.
On June 29, 1966, she married Gale Whiton in Omaha, Nebraska, and they made their home on the farm south of Rippey.
Beverly loved to cook and bake for family and friends, and no one ever went away from her home hungry. She loved to read her favorite Danielle Steele books, gardening, taking care of her flowers, playing cards, sending cards to friends and family, shopping, trying to beat the house gambling, and eating out at her favorite place, Tojo’s in Jamaica, IA. She also loved feeding the wildlife at their home in town every day.
Her life will forever be cherished by her children: Mike (Nancy) Flynn of Glendale, AZ; Sharon (Rick) Noring of Grimes, IA; Lori Whiton Damron and friend Howard of Panora, IA; Roz (Greg) Weis of Decorah, IA; Grandchildren, Valerie (Bill) Ruiz; Veronica (Fran) Forsythe; Tracey (Torrey) Noring; Ashley Noring and fiancé Andy Weber; Andy(Jessica)Weis; Paul(Lindsey)Weis; Carol(Nick)Hopp; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; her brother Bob Walker of Fairfax, IA, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Gale on July 17, 2019, her parents, two brothers, Roger and Richard Walker and a sister-in-law, Darlene Walker.
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