Beverly Jean Connell (1930 - 2017)

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Beverly Joan Connell, Delhi, Iowa, formerly of Dunnellon and Racine, Wis., was called home to the Lord on Sept. 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending.
She was born July 6, 1930, to Lawrence and Linnea Carlstrom in Racine, Wis. She graduated from Park High School in Racine. She met the love of her life, Richard C. Connell, at the beer garden and they were married Oct. 16, 1954; celebrating nearly 58 years of happiness and blessings before he passed in March 2012.
Beverly graduated from Gateway Technical Institute.
Together, she and Dr. Connell ran a dental practice in Racine, Wis., for over 30 years. They retired to Florida where they made homes in Sarasota and Dunnellon. She and Dick traveled the world - from Bahamas to Alaska, the Holy Lands and throughout Europe. She enjoyed sewing and knitting lap robes and scarves to donate.
Beverly volunteered at the hospital and with the women's club. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed telling everyone her hole-in-one story. Beverly was an accomplished bridge and mahjong player and loved to dance; recall stories of vacations at Holiday Acres; sing 'Yellow Bird;' and eat ice cream with her "little darlings."
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard; an infant son, John William; and her parents.
She is survived by son Brian (Teri) Connell of Delhi, Iowa; daughter, Julie Connell of Crystal River; and son, Tom (Joan) Connell of San Pablo, Calif.; grandchildren, Julian and Quinn Connell, Jenna (Luke) Burt, Michael (Megan) D'Hooge and Eric (Amanda) D'Hooge; great-grandchildren, Minnie, Melodie, Brylea, Christian, Mason and Jake; her brother, John Carlstrom of Tucson, Ariz.; twin sister, Barbara Luckey of Indianapolis, Ind.; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews; and special friend, Charlie Bleier of Ocala.
Memorials may be made to Regional Medical Center Hospice of Comfort, "These Hands Fund," Manchester, Iowa.
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Published in Riverland News on Sept. 14, 2017