Beverly Lou Swedlund was born near Toledo on Jan. 22, 1932. She was the daughter of Mildred (Potts) and Clyde R. Jay.
Beverly lived her entire childhood in Boone, and graduated from Boone High School in 1950.
She graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in 1953 and married Robert Swedlund on Dec. 6, 1953. Beverly worked as a nurse for decades. Once a nurse, always a nurse — Beverly was a caretaker of all.
Beverly passed away at Greene County Medical Center Long Term Care on Nov. 10 at the age of 88.
A private graveside memorial service was held at South Marion Cemetery, Stratford, with words of comfort by the Rev. David Arulnathan, of Salem United Methodist Church, Paton.
Recorded music included “In the Garden” by Perry Como and “How Great Thou Art” by Pentatonix.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, who died Nov. 28, 2010, and her parents.
Beverly is lovingly survived by her two daughters: Linda (Tracy) Bills and Shari Swedlund (Rick Whitten); her grandchildren: Robert (Nicole) Bills, Sarah (Eric) Wittrock and Michael (Heidi) Bills; bonus grandchildren: Daniel (Alicia) Garrity and Amanda Bills (Addi Meyer), and 15 great-grandchildren.
Beverly’s love for her family will always be cherished.
Memorials in Beverly’s name may be directed to Hospice of the Midwest.
Services were arranged by the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.