Beverly (Stephens) Dickson

June 1, 1917March 19, 2014

Beverly Carol Stephens Dickson was born June 1, 1917, to Beverly Clark Harris and Lucy Jeannette Stolder in Corwith, IA., the youngest of 7 children. She passed away on March 19, 2014, at Taylor House with her family by her side.

Survivors include her children, James (Madeline) Stephens of Aurora, CO. and Beverly (Jerry) Davis of Ankeny, IA; step children, Betty Bryne, Eileen Deuell and Paul (Sue) Dickson; daughter-in-law, Mary Stephens of Altoona; step daughter-in-law, Mary Stephens; and a great number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great children and great-great-great grandchildren. She was greatly loved by her extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Stephens; first husband, Shelby Stephens; second husband, John M. Dickson; her step-children, Wilma (Guy) Swenson, Kenneth Stephens, Shelby Devere (Margie) Stephens, Dick Deuell, and Lou Bryne; and her six siblings.

Beverly was saved at age 8 and continued to love the Lord through her entire life. She is now with her Heavenly Father, but leaves a huge hole in our earthly hearts.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Ankeny Baptist Church, 2842 SW 3rd St. Ankeny, with burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, March 22, 2014

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March 23, 2014

We are so sorry to hear that your dear mother has passed on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Find comfort in knowing we shall all be together again one day in his glorious love.

Ellen Marchette
Gino Mourlot

Faye Maggard

March 22, 2014

Bev was a wonderful person to be around. Attending Westchester EFC Bev was very active in White Cross and Young at Hearts. At White Cross she taught me how to tie the knots in a quilt so they would not come untied, at Young at hearts she made many decorations from the plastic and Yarn to give to each person in attendance as a gift at Christmas time. I put them on my Christmas tree each year. There are at least 12 or more. I also have a hanging saying"Lord Help Me Hang On" which she gave to me while I was taking chemo. I have it in my bedroom where I see it every night as I go to bed.Even while her heath was getting worse she was a witness to so many people. Love and prayers to her family.

March 21, 2014

Friend and family member, Bev will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of parting but God gives us the ultimate promise of days with our loved ones once again. To this promise we cling and wait until the day we are all reunited.
Cindy and Rich Blum

Bill & Donna Blunk

March 21, 2014

Sorry we can't be with you at Beverly's service because of Bill's illness, but our love and prayers are with you.