OBITUARY - BEVERLY JANE (BAILEY) WHITMORE
Beverly Jane WHITMORE was born September 6, 1921 to Rolley and Maude BAILEY in Diagonal, Iowa. She passed from this life
on August 22, 2001 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
When Jane was five the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where they lived for a short time. The family then moved to
Clearfield, Iowa where she attended school. She graduated from high school in 1940. For a short time Jane worked in
Ephrata, Washington and lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Wado BUSH. After a time she returned to
Iowa and attended AIB business school in Des Moines, after which she worked for Standard Oil Company. She didn't enjoy
living in the city so her dad, Rolley, asked her to return to Clearfield and work for him at State Savings Bank.
Jane and Burton Paul WHITMORE were united in marriage on May 23, 1946.
She was preceded in death by three infant children;
her husband, Burton Paul; parents Rolley and Maude BAILEY; a sister Margaret BUSH; and brothers M.Z. and Dick BAILEY.
She is survived by three sisters, Lorraine ROODE of Camas, Washington, Bernadine COOPER of Denton, Texas and Charlene
MARSH of Aransas Pass, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Jane was very involved in various church activities of the United Methodist Church of Clearfield. She loved helping
people and also volunteered at the meal site for senior citizens where she became the site manager. She also held an
office in he Iowa Aging Coalition.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 24, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa with Rev. Len
GARRISON officiating. The organist was Maralene LONGFELLOW with "The Lord's Prayer" and "Hymn of Promise" as musical
Casket bearers were Bob BAILEY, Rodney STRAIGHT, Mark HERRING, Paul Roger WHITMORE, Max WHITMORE and Dave DRISKELL.
Beverly was laid to rest in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa. Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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