In Memory of Beverly A. Whitney



Beverly  A.  Whitney
Beverly A. Whitney
Born: October 1, 1929
Died: July 27, 2015
Age: 85
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Beverly A. Whitney
October 1, 1929 - July 27, 2015
From: Waterloo, NE | Originally: Ida Grove, IA

Beverly A. Whitney, age 86, of Waterloo, Nebraska formerly of Ida Grove passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Lakeside Hospital of Omaha, Nebraska.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.   The Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 29 2015, with a prayer service at 7:00p.m. at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com 

Beverly A. Whitney passed on to be with the Lord on July 27, 2015. She spent the last five years with her sons in the Omaha area. She lived a full life of devotion to her husband, her children and grandchildren.

Beverly was born on October 1, 1929 in Leigh, Iowa. Beverly grew up with her parents, Agnes and Deno Castagnoli in Fort Dodge, Iowa and received her education at Fort Dodge High School. It was there that she met the love of her life, Clay Whitney.  Clay was attending Jr. College in Fort Dodge and after Bev’s graduation from high school and a six month courtship, they were married on July 1, 1948. To this union five sons were born: Rick, Rock, Rory, Rand, and Rodd.

The family moved to Ida Grove in 1958 and raised their family on an acreage east of Ida Grove.  Bev worked at Dr. Stine’s office for many years and spent many hours attending her son’s sporting events and of course, attending the many livestock shows the boys participated in. The Whitney family was a regular at the Ida County Fair and State Fair, Bev was always in the stands cheering on her sons. She also had the opportunity to see many of her grandchildren show sheep at the Ida County Fair.

She was a 53 year member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the sacred Heart Alter Society. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending many winters in Arizona, sewing, baking and spending time with her family and 19 grandchildren.

Beverly is survived by her sons, Rick (Neva) Whitney of Stillwater, OK; Rory (Kathryn) Whitney of Omaha, NE; Rand (Anita) Whitney of Ida Grove, Iowa; and Rodd (Melissa) of Omaha, NE; 18 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary (Jans) Janssen of Prescott, AZ; sister-in-law, Wanda (Murl) Whatoff of Ames Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clay (1998); son, Rock; infant daughter, Rene; and grandson, Jordan.

SERVICES

10:00 am, Thursday
July 30, 2015

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father Richard D. Ball

CASKET BEARERS

Rick Whitney
Rory Whitney
Rand Whitney
Rodd Whitney
Jacob Whitney
Mike Whitney

VISITATION

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

Prayer Service:
7:00 pm, Wednesday
July 29, 2015

Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Musicians:
Kay Bloyer, Organist
Jessica Gunderson, Cantor
Naomi Whitney, Vocalist
Josie Nelson, Guitar

INTERMENT

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:08 AM
“To Bev's family - So very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how Bev always lit up a room with her smile. She will be missed. Be well. Lynn Albers and Mitch and Van”
- Lynn Albers
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“My sympathy in the loss of Bev. She always had a smile. May God grant you the strength you need at this time. Thoughts and Prayers for you.”
- Dolores Williams
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“To Bev's family,
So sorry to hear of Bev's death. We have many happy memories of Bev and Clay, especially in a bridge club we belonged to. She was always very friendly and had a special smile. I'm sure you will miss her dearly, but know that she is now in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Our sympathy to all of you. Joan & Leon”
- Joan K. Petersem
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“I thought so much of your parents. Bev was a great lady and I have good memories of days at H & W with her. Love and sympathy to all of you.”
- Diana Nielsen
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“Rand, Anita, Paige, and the whole Whitney family, My sympathy to you all. May memories help you through this
very sad time. May the Lord bless you.
Shirley ”
- Shirley Ruser
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“Thinking of you today. Bev was a lovely lady. Although I didn't know her well , you spoke highly of her. Blessings to your family.
Jeff and Linda ”
- Linda Schoenherr
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“My sympathy in the loss of Bev. She always had a smile. May God grant you the strength you need at this sad time. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.”
- Dolores Williams
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“Rodd,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know she was a special lady having raised such an amazing and kind son. You are in my continued prayers.

- Deb Bilyeu
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“My sympathy to all of Bev's family. May many good memories help you at this time.
Shirley”
- Shirley Ruser
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I used to babysit for Rory and Kathy's kids. Every time we were around Bev, she was just wonderful. Gentle and loving to her grandchildren, and warm and welcoming to me. She always had a smile and a kind word. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Barb Hoaglund Hancock”
- Barb Hoaglund Hancock
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:09 PM
“Rand & Anita:
So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
God's Blessings”
- Jerry Boger
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:15 PM
“To the families of Bev,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one Bev. She was a marvelous woman. I remember her well from church and all you boys she was raising. She always had time to visit and always had a smile. Our prayers are with you.”
- Marie (Bond) Baker
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:08 PM
“So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember spending so many days at your house while growing up. Your mom was such a great person. I loved being around her. Prayers for your family.”
- Robin McCormick Toler
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