Beverly Ann Vaverka, age 80 of Brooklyn, Iowa, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 9, 2014, Haven Community Church, Haven, Iowa with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Burial: Haven Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday, June 8, 2014, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
Beverly is survived by her sons, Joe and wife Mary of Pella, Jeff and wife Brenda of Newton, and Jon and wife Stef of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, Jawnica Kettler (Jonathan) of Pella, Jacob Vaverka (Regina) of Pella, and Jessica Vaverka and Justin Vaverka, both of Grinnell; and three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Owen and Samuel Kettler of Pella. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Corns of Omaha, NE, and Ruth Coleman (Don) of North Liberty. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Ruth Tomlinson Houston, her husband Eldon, and a brother Willis Houston.
Beverly Ann Houston was born May 26, 1934 in rural Haven, Iowa, the daughter of Noble and Ruth Tomlinson Houston. She received her education in the Haven schools and married Eldon Vaverka in 1956. Beverly worked at the Tama State Bank in Tama for a time. She then was employed at the Manatt’s corporate office in Brooklyn for over 40 years. Beverly was a member of the Haven Community Church. She enjoyed cross-stitching, singing, playing the piano, and reading her Bible. She liked to work in her flower gardens, and looked forward to going to work at Manatt’s. Beverly cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities and all the family celebrations.