Beverly Joan Engelhart
Beverly Joan Ruth Engelhart, 77, was born April 6, 1934, to Dorothy and Vern Edmunds. She was adopted on October 12, 1942, by Alice and Colbern Ruth. She died August 12, 2011, from colon cancer. In her early years, she was active in the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron of Minerva Chapter in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She was also Past Grand Marshall of the Grand Chapter and a 50 year member. She was named one of the most influential women of the year in 1964.
Since moving to Ankeny, she established an alterations business; The Finishing Touch from which she retired in April of 2011.
Survivors include her much loved husband, Denny; her son, Scott (Donita) Clark of Crawfordsville; her daughter, Kathi (Bill) Fox of Davenport; her son, Russ (Hyon) of Lenexa, KS; her step-son, Chris of Lake Elinsore, CA; her grandchildren, Brad, Haley, and Brandon Fox, Ali (Mike) Quinn, Laura and Sam Clark; her step-grandson, Cameron; her mother-in-law, Beatrice of Rochester, MN; her sister and brother-in-law, Joan (Neill) Hardina and Janice (Mark) Maloney; her friend, Doris Olmstead of Bellingham, WA; her sister, Shirley Bey of Deadwood, SD; her furry black friend, Cricket; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church or to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.