BEVERLY JANE (TONEY) HALL
July 9, 1934 ~ August 11, 2011
Beverly Jane HALL, daughter of Arlene (ARNOLD) TONEY and Glen TONEY, was born July 9, 1934 at home east of
Ellston, Iowa. Beverly was known as 'Sook' by family and friends around Ellston. The family moved to California
from 1941 to 1945. They returned to the Ellston area and Sook graduated from Ellston High School. On January 9,
1953, she married Robert Lewis (Bob) HALL in Missouri. They lived on a farm southwest of Ellston from 1953 to
1966. In 1966, they moved to a farm northeast of Ellston and lived there for 6 years. In 1973, they purchased a
farm southwest of Osceola and this has been her home since.
In the early years of their marriage, area
farmers exchanged work for each other and Beverly would cook wonderful meals for those helping. She was a farm
wife who enjoyed cooking and caring for the needs of the household. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading.
Beverly passed away unexpectedly at her home on August 11, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband Bob on December 6, 1991; and a brother Edwin TONEY.
Survivors include her son Barry HALL of Osceola; brother Dennis TONEY & wife Bonnie of Syracuse, New York;
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at
1:30 p.m. with Pastor Robin L. THOMAS officiating. Musicians were Cathy BRAUSE and Pastor THOMAS.
Casketbearers were Corey CHEW, Monte S. CHEW, Doug CRAI, LeRoy WOOD, Joe DUKES and Quentin ANDERSON.
Beverly was laid to rest in the Ellston Cemetery near Ellston, Iowa.
Her memorial fund is to the Ellston United Methodist Church.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was
in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2011
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