Beverly A. Heaton, the daughter of Pauline A. (Atwood) Day and Edward S. Day, was born on July 1, 1931 in Hepburn, Iowa. Beverly entered eternal rest on August 9, 2014 at the age of eighty three years, one month and nine days. She attended Villisca Schools and graduated from High School in 1950.
She attended Clarinda Junior College and graduated with an associate’s degree in elementary education. On June 22, 1952 Beverly was united in marriage to Allen L. Heaton at the Presbyterian Church in Villisca. She enjoyed teaching in the Corning elementary school until the arrival of their first child, Carla, in 1961. She chose to stay home and enjoy motherhood. Their family was complete when David joined their family in 1964.
Beverly was initiated into PEO in 1951 and was a past chapter president along with holding numerous offices in Chapter CV Corning, Iowa. She will be fondly
remembered as the “Clip Board Lady”, always on the search for volunteers for the Meals on Wheels Program, Hospital Cafeteria workers, and helpers for the Congregate Meal Site. Beverly and Allen were active members of the Corning United Methodist Church and enjoyed many volunteer opportunities in the church as well as the community. She enjoyed her friendship with the Mary Martha Circle members. She was active in the Roseann Auxillary and Womens Club. She enjoyed the exercise and the friendships of the many people at the Corning Fitness Center.
Beverly and Allen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2002. They enjoyed traveling extensively with Allens Masonic and Republican commitments. The trips they most enjoyed were traveling to see their children and grandchildren. Their five grandchildren were a great source of pride and joy to Allen and Beverly.
Beverly loved to travel. From trips to foreign countries, bus trips around the United States, mission trips, day trips with her closest friends which always included shopping. She enjoyed theatre productions and reading the latest books from the Corning Public Library.
Left to cherish Beverly’s memory is her daughter, Carla (Dr. Greg) Duncan, Bettendorf, Iowa; son, David (Annette) Heaton, Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, and Jenna Duncan, Sam and Jonah Heaton; sister, Margaret (Peg) Swanson, Red Oak, Iowa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry and Doris Heaton, Brooks, Iowa, many special nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband; Allen Heaton; parents; Ed and Pauline (Atwood) Day; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ivan and Wilma (Hossman) Heaton and brother-in-law, Curtis Swanson.
Bev will always be remembered for her selfless approach to life, always opening her heart and door, her volunteerism in the community and her service to others.
Memorials may be directed to the Corning Public Library; Corning United Methodist Church; PEO Continuing Education and/or Allen Beverly Heaton Scholarship Fund.