Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 25, 2007
OBITUARY ~ BEVERLY JOYCE FERBER HILDRETH
Beverly Joyce FERBER HILDRETH, daughter of Floyd E. FERBER and Opal P. REYNOLDS FERBER, was born September 10, 1935 in
Mount Ayr, Iowa. She passed away October 17, 2007 at the Darrell & Ronda NERNESS Guest Home near Osceola, Iowa at the
age of 72.
Joyce attended school in Mount Ayr and Osceola where she graduated in 1954. Joyce joined the Christian church as a
She was married to Albert L. HILDRETH on January 19, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa and to this union four
children were born, Dennis LaVerne, Rodney, Dale, Debbie Lou and Richard Dean.
After four years in the Air Force for
Al, they moved back to Iowa to farm. Joyce loved the farm life, raising her children and helping wherever she could. She
was a great lover of animals, especially dogs and had one most of her life. Joyce loved antiques, collected belt buckles
and enjoyed studying genealogy.
Joyce worked as a young lady at Meadowsweet Dairy and Osceola Telephone Company,
raise her family, then worked 11 years for Osceola locker as a meat wrapper.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father
in 1955; brother, Royce FERBER in 1999; nephew, Rick FERBER in 2000; father-in-law; mother-in-law; brothers-in-law and
She leaves to mourn her passing, husband, Albert HILDRETH; mother, Opal FERBER; sons, Dennis
HILDRETH (Joy), Dale HILDRETH (Val WILKINS) and Dean HILDRETH (Marti); daughter, Debbie SULLIVAN (John), all of
Osceola, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Suzane HILL (Jason) of Corydon, Iowa, Kasandra HILDRETH (Chet TEEL), Gregory
HILDRETH and Steven HILDRETH, all of Osceola, Iowa, Jennifer DECKER (David) of Murray, Iowa, Cherie BROWN (Shawn) of
Ankeny, Iowa, Angela HILDRETH (Chris WOODS) of New Virginia, Iowa, Jamie SULLIVAN and Jared SULLIVAN, Jessica
HILDRETH and Bailie HILDRETH, all of Osceola, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue CAVIN (Steven) of Aberdeen,
Washington and Nancy WRIGHT (Mance) of Mountain Home, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Diane FERBER of Chariton, Iowa, Carol
FLAHERTY of Bedford, Texas and Pam BOWLING (Vaughn) of Verona, Missouri; and nieces, nephews, many neighbors and friends.
Services were held at Kale Funeral Home, Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Cass YOUNG officiating.
Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa, Mount Ayr,
or to the family for a memorial to be decided at a later date.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012
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