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Beverly B. Everett (d. 2001)


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Date: 1/16/2023 at 20:40:56

NEW SHARON - Beverly B. Everett, 74, of New Sharon, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lacey United Methodist Church in Lacey, Pastor Dennis Hopes and the Rev. Gordon Everett officiating. No visiting hours are scheduled. Memorials may be made to the Student Scholarship Fund of Lacey United Methodist Church. Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Beth Everett was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Janesville, to Floyd and Florence Holden George. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1942, and earned a bachelor of science in institution management from Iowa State University in 1947. She earned her teaching certification at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, and completed further studies by distance education at the University of Iowa, University of California-Berkely and Iowa State University. On June 15, 1947, she married Lawrence William Everett in Janesville. She taught 16 years at North Mahaska High School. She was involved with the Iowa State Extension Advisory Council, the Master Farm Homemaker Guild of Iowa, and had twice served as a delegate and many times as a participant in the Triennial Conferences of the International Federation of University Women, having most recently attended the Austria conference in 1998. Other areas of service include state president of American Association of University Women, the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO (Washington, D.C.), the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and the Iowa Wesleyan College Board of Trustees, from which she also received an honorary doctorate. She was named a Master Farm Homemaker in 1965, was elected to the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1983, and had received the National 4-H Alumni Award. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter X. She had also received the Iowa State University Distinguished Achievement Citation. She was honored with the Beverly B. Everett AAUW International Fellowship Endowment in the amount of $105,000 for support of women from developing countries applying to study at doctoral and post-doctoral levels in the United States. She was named 1993 Woman of the Year in Oskaloosa and 1998 Citizen of the Year by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group. Other honors and awards include the Motor Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and the ISU Distinguished Alumni Award of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She was a member of Lacey United Methodist Church, and enjoyed instrumental music, writing, gardening and international travel. (The rest of the obituary is torn off) (source: Oskaloosa Herald, no date)


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