Beverly A. "Bev" Hancock

  • Born: October 11, 1936
  • Died: March 21, 2016
  • Location: Tipton, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beverly A. Hancock, 79, formerly of Tipton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 21, 2016 at Briarwood Healthcare Center in Iowa City.

Beverly Ann Brink was born October 11, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter of Roy H. and Lois R. (Johnson) Brink. She graduated from Clarence High School and shortly thereafter began a life-long career with the Tipton Conservative Newspaper, where she would work until her retirement. On June 26, 1955 she married Eugene Richard 'Dick' Hancock at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She and Dick enjoyed playing bridge over their many years of marriage. Bev was also a gifted pianist who volunteered her talents at the County Home and local care centers and often delivered Meals on Wheels with her family. More recently, she especially treasured time with her family and the company of her little dog. Regular family vacations were celebrated events which included her cherished grandson and great-granddaughter.

She was a member of the Tipton First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Tri Sigmas and Business Professional Women's Foundation.

Her family includes her two daughters, Cheryl Drager of Marshalltown and Jean Reed (Tom) of North Liberty; grandson and his wife, Jason Drager (Jessica) of Clive and great-granddaughter, Caitlin.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Private services will be held at a later date at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Recognizing Bev's love for animals, memorials in her name may be directed to Friends of the Animals in Tipton.