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“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...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Dorothy Johnson Booth - FL

“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. ...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Shams Ghoneim - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Tracey (Stotler) Hughes - IA

“Cheryl & Jean :"Renee", With deepest sympathy to you both and your families. You were all your mothers greatest treasures. Bev was special to all...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Gerry Reeve - Tipton, IA - Friend

“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...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Gast - North Liberty, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Fankhauser - Tipton, IA

“Jean, You have our sympathies on the loss of your Mom. Please know she is in "good hands" now. Clark and Judy Obr ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Obr - Coralvlle, IA - Friend

“Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Blessings to you and your family. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Molly Lurth - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Sorry Cheryl for the loss of your mom ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: NANCY GRIMM - AINSWORTH, IA

“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...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Gray See - Albia, IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Gray See - Friend

“Cheryl, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. I will keep you all in my prayers. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Brenda (Belitz) Vacek - Wyoming, IA

“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....Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Merry Ibsen - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Debra (Yutesler) Meyer - Clarence

“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...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Cedra Williamson - Iowa city., IA

“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...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Beverly Fitch - Tipton, IA

“Cheryl and family, Sympathies to you on the loss of your mother. She was a nice, friendly lady. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Nanette Behrens - Atalissa, IA

“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...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Dewell Stiff - Tipton, IA

“Bev will be missed. Remember her at the newspaper every day. She can how visit with mom. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Hodgden - Tipton, IA


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.