Beverly A. "Bev" Hancock

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

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Iowa City, IA 52240
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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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Beverly Ann was my 1st cousin...My dad was her mother's older brother... we visited in Tipton many years ago ...when I was in the 8th grade..I am 84 now....and .coming from Orlando...having never been on a farm before and it was quite an experience. I remember Beverly Ann and her mother Lois being such kind people ...and Uncle Roy so hard working.

Posted by Dorothy Johnson Booth - Winter Park, FL   April 08, 2017


Dear Jean and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. God rest the soul of your beloved Mother .

I am thinking of you and my prayers are with you.


Posted by Shams Ghoneim - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 28, 2016

Dear Jean Renee' and Cheryl.
Sorry for the delay in this condolence. JR you and your family were my second family. I loved going over to your house and seeing Bev and Dick, Yosamay and Aurora the cats. And I loved your Mom's Tater Tot casserole and cottage cheese suppers!!!! We had so much fun in the LONG SHORT years in the tv room of the old house. I cherish them always. You are all of who I am today. Part of my family. God Bless and Prayers Always!!!! Dad now has your Mom and Dad to be with in heaven playing cards and what not!!!! I Love you all!!!!

Posted by Tracey (Stotler) Hughes - Davenport, IA - Friend   March 26, 2016

Cheryl & Jean :"Renee",

With deepest sympathy to you both and your families. You were all your mothers greatest treasures. Bev was special to all of us who knew her and a friend of mine thru our years of Tri Sig's, our bowling team and the many Saturday nights playing bridge in your "jail house" home. She taught piano to our daughter and many other children. After leaving Tipton it was a joy to visit her at Walden Place. I will cherish the memories of Bev. Blessings, Peace and caring thoughts to all.

Posted by Gerry Reeve - Tipton, IA - Friend   March 25, 2016

Just wanted you to know how sorry I am you lost Bev. I'm so glad you brought her to walden! Remember, she was only going to stay for the winter!! She was a classy lady and I really feel she had good last years while she was at walden! She had her own special corner apt with that darn doggie fence we put in just for her!! I'm so grateful I got acquainted with you all!! What a nice legacy she left behind. She will be missed and you have Ron and my special thoughts for you all! Ron and Jane Gast

Posted by Jane Gast - North Liberty, IA - Friend   March 25, 2016

It is with much sadness that I hear of your mom's passing away. Before she moved to Iowa City, she was one of our group that shared many good times together. Many a bridge game, or a spirited "Spite and Malice" game, or a little "nip" someplace. My regret is that we didn't see each other after she moved. My sympathies to all and may your many precious memories bring you peace and love. Love, Pat

Posted by Pat Fankhauser - Tipton, IA - Friend   March 25, 2016


You have our sympathies on the loss of your Mom. Please know she is in "good hands" now.

Clark and Judy Obr

Posted by Judy Obr - Coralvlle, IA - Friend   March 25, 2016

Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Blessings to you and your family.

Posted by Molly Lurth - Cedar Rapids, IA - Classmate   March 24, 2016

Sorry Cheryl for the loss of your mom

Posted by NANCY GRIMM - AINSWORTH, IA - Classmate   March 24, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember the many nights I stayed and we played in the jail(empty of coarse). Your mom and mine can now print the heavenly newspaper.

Posted by Patti Gray See - Albia, IA - Friend   March 24, 2016

Cheryl and Jean, my condolences to you both. Your mom was like my mom. I remember all the nights I stayed and we played in the jail when empty of course. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.

Posted by Patti Gray See - Friend   March 24, 2016

Cheryl, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Brenda (Belitz) Vacek - Wyoming, IA - Classmate   March 24, 2016

Cheryl and Jean Renae, you have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was a special lady. I have fond memories of driving around with her in the squad car. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Merry Ibsen - Iowa City, IA - Friend   March 24, 2016

Cheryl and family you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Now your parents, Bev & Ray and my parents Carrell & Joyce are in heaven playing cards. They are all deeply missed. Cheryl I would like to talk soon.

Posted by Debra (Yutesler) Meyer - Clarence - Friend   March 24, 2016

I have so many wonderful memories of cards fun and laughter with Bev and Dick. Wonderful neighbors and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jean and Cheryl. And other family members.

With love
Cedra Williamson

Posted by Cedra Williamson - Iowa city., IA   March 24, 2016

Your Mom was such an outgoing friendly person and I enjoyed the many bridge games we played and what a gracious hostess she was. Really was surprised to see her obituary but know you will always cherish all of your memories. FAMILY meant so much to her and I know she just had to be delighted to be a great grandmother.

Posted by Beverly Fitch - Tipton, IA - Friend   March 24, 2016

Cheryl and family,
Sympathies to you on the loss of your mother. She was a nice, friendly lady.

Posted by Nanette Behrens - Atalissa, IA   March 24, 2016

Bev was a year ahead of me in school..She had a beautiful soprano voice and I accompanied her many solos at contest. We also took organ lessons together when the Methodist church in Clarence bought a new organ. A very talented lady. My sympathy to all of Bev's family

Posted by Sharon Dewell Stiff - Tipton, IA - Classmate   March 24, 2016

Bev will be missed. Remember her at the newspaper every day. She can how visit with mom.

Posted by Sharon Hodgden - Tipton, IA - Friend   March 24, 2016

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