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Beverly Ruth Buchanan, daughter of John and Wilma (Hammond) Buchanan, was born August 18, 1929 at Tingley, IA. The family moved to Diagonal and Diagonal would be Beverly’s “hometown” for most of her adult life. Beverly graduated from Diagonal High School with the class of 1947.
On June 18, 1948, Beverly was united in marriage to Donald Davis. To this marriage was born two daughters: Vickie and Diana.
Beverly was a hard-working wife and mother. She liked to cook and worked at Ruth’s Café in Mount Ayr and operated the Dew Drop Inn in Diagonal. Beverly would also work at the Cap Factory in Mount Ayr, nurses aid and last worked at Dekko in Osceola. After Don started traveling with construction, Beverly also traveled with Don to the different places.
Beverly enjoyed crocheting and making afghans and she loved her Bingo. Most of all, Beverly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very proud of them and helped them in any way she could.
Beverly lived her last years at the Specialty Care Center in Corning, IA. She passed away there on March 22, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don, on January 9, 1995; and two brothers, Melvin and James Buchanan.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Vickie (Keith) Wright of Grain Valley, MO and Diana (Kirk) Hollander of Brooks, IA; grandchildren, Jeff (Jamie) Hanscom, Bob Hanscom (Ashley Bird), Robbie (Stephanie) Akins, Cody (Laura) Akins, Jason Hollander, Eric Hollander; great grandchildren, Keagan, Sarah, Chrys, Maddy, Lili, Justin, Harlea, Myka, Wyatt, Hailey, Dominic, Harmony, Charlie, Silas, Serena, Scarlett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox, IA with Rev Tim Maxa officiating.
Special songs included “How Great Thou Art”, “In The Garden”, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. Casketbearers were Jeff Hanscom, Bob Hanscom, Jason Hollander, Sarah Hanscom, Robbie Akins, Cody Akins.
Burial is in Diagonal Cemetery at Diagonal, IA.
A memorial fund has been established to the family.

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