Beverly June (Mulhern) Stiles 1934-2020
STILES, MULHERN, THEESFELD
Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 9/13/2020 at 12:16:14
Beverly June Stiles passed away at the Emmetsburg Care Center in Emmetsburg, Iowa on April 6, 2020 at the age of 85 years.
Beverly June Stiles, was born on June 15, 1934 in Mason City, Iowa to Marvin E. and Bernice L. (Theesfeld) Mulhern.
Bev attended and graduated from Mason City High School in 1952. Following graduation she was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone office in Mason City. Bev was united in marriage to Leland Stiles on August 6, 1954 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She continued to work for Bell Telephone Company in West Union, Iowa, while Leland attended college. In August of 1958, the couple moved to Graettinger, Iowa where they made their home for the next 50 years. During this time, Bev stayed at home to raise their three children Kevin, Leian, and Marcie.
She stayed busy enjoying decorating and painting their homes. The family held close the relationships that they gained by the many different neighbors that they had both while living in town and in the country. When the children were grown she went to work for Chris's Fashion in Estherville,Iowa, Emmetsburg, Iowa and the Emporium at Arnolds Park, Iowa.
Bev and Leland managed the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Graettinger from 1975 - 1976. She also helped to manage the Estherville Country Club for three seasons with Leland after he retired from teaching. They began wintering in Florida in 1992 and became full time Floridians in 2008, when they moved to Sebring. They recently moved back to Emmetsburg to be closer to family.
Beverly was a member of the United Methodist Church in Graettinger, where she had served as her circle's secretary/treasurer and reporter for WSCS. She was also active in teaching bible school, helping with the church junior choir and the Awesome Auction for several years. Bev was very active in many Graettinger events and groups, including Graettinger Woman's Federated Calubaso, Woman's Club Style Show, Labor Day Diamond Celebration, Labor Day Centennial Celebration, Labor Day Committee, County Cancer Society, UNICEF, and as a city election judge. Bev and Leland enjoyed golfing and were the Hillcrest Couple Membership Champions in 1991. They continued to enjoy golfing and trips back to Iowa to spend time with their children and grandchildren after their move to Florida.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leland "Jiggs" Stiles of Emmetsburg; her children Kevin (life partner Lorraine) Stiles of Manson, Iowa , Leian K. Stiles of Mobile, Alabama, Marcie (Gary) Taylor of Estherville, Iowa and; her four granddaughters: Charity Vogel, Erica Stiles, Rachel Hilton, and Amber Nelson; and eight great-grandchildren: Allie, Owen, Kendra, Shawn, Hailey, Kjeirsten, Veronyca, and Asher . She is also survived by her sister Karen (Bob) Stock of Omaha, Nebraska.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and daughter-in-law Patrica M. (Clipperton) Stiles.
The funeral service was held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger with burial at Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City, Iowa.
(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)
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