Beverly Engelhart
1934 - 2011
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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.

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Published in the Des Moines Register on Aug. 13, 2011.
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August 19, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Dennis and the family. Although we only saw Beverly during our high school reunions, she was always a happy and energetic person who enjoyed meeting with all of us on every occasion.
Morris and Jerry Toppila
August 16, 2011
Denny and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Barb Strischek
August 15, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Denny and family. Both Beverly and Shirley were Deadwood SD High School classmates of my wife and me. Beverly was the school paper editor in her senior year. We was well liked and popular (but then don't mess the school paper editor! :) Dick & Sherill Dunwiddie, E. Wenatchee WA
August 15, 2011
Kathy and family
I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I pray God's angles will be with her and you all during this time. If you need anything let Craig and I know. Lov cyndi
Craig and Cyndi Jarvis
August 15, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Bev's passing. I will continue to remember her every year on my anniversary as she was such a huge part of my wedding! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Liz McGee
August 15, 2011
Our sympathy goes out to her family. She truly was a classy lady. I enjoyed her friendship while she lived in Aberdeen, Als, both Don and I worked with her at church and Eastern Star. Could you please mail me Kathi's address? I have some photos I would like to send to you if you want them. Take Care Hazel and Don Schaunaman
August 15, 2011
Denny Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Bev, Our friend and vacation buddy will be missed terribly but our lives are greater for having had her as a friend.
Peggy Bjornson
August 15, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers to the family for God's peace and strength during these days.
From: Russ & Hyon's "small group" friends @ Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, Ks.
August 14, 2011
Denny....So sorry to hear of Bev's passing; I have thought so much about her since she became ill and knew she would be a fighter. I loved her & Liz and I always remember what she did for us at Liz's wedding, some years ago now! She was always impectably dressed and in every essence a fine lady. The world is going to miss a fine woman and the Lord is gaining a wonderful lady. God Bless to you and your family at this time. Linda Clapper
Linda (Ted) Clapper
August 13, 2011
Dear Dennis,
We are sorry to read of Beverly's passing. Cheri and I sincerely extend our sympathy with you and your family.
Craig & Cheri Martin
Craig Martin
August 13, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing.
We are a great Aunt and Uncle to her children, Scott, Kathy and Russ. We extend our sympathies to all of their families. Fred and Nita Geranen, Custer, SD
Fred & Nita Geranen
August 13, 2011
You may remember Sue Cox (Hollingsworth) at 1322 NW 4th in Ankeny. I am so sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. She was quite a lady. I will keep her in my daily prayers.
Sue Hollingsworth
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