Beverly (Nation) Behrens
Beverly (Nation) Behrens, 87, of Mount Vernon, passed away Dec. 26, 2018, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, surrounded by her family.
Per her request, there will be no visitation, and burial will be private. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon; children, David (Carmie) Behrens and Marcie (Ed) Fiala; and grandchildren, Alex and Holli Fiala.
Beverly Jean was born on March 7, 1931, in Tama County to Ernie and Vernice (Bredfeldt) Nation. The family moved to Mount Vernon in August 1936. On Aug. 16, 1952, she married Gordon Behrens at the First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids; they celebrated 66 years. When Gordon was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Devins, Mass., Bev joined him there.
She started to work at Hugh and Iva's Photo Shop as a young woman before finding her work home at Mount Vernon Bank and Trust beginning in 1958. When she retired in 1994, she was the senior trust officer.
A diehard Cubs fan, Bev loved all God's creatures, including her family and her pets. She was a long-term member of First Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.
Memorials in Bev's memory may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society or ASPCA.
Please share your support and memories with Bev's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.