Beverly Ann Post, 80, Belmond, died July 8, 2021 at Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond. Services were held July 13 at the United Methodist Church Belmond, with burial in the Belmond Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Talbot Belmond Public Library or Belmond-Klemme Scholarship Foundation II.
Beverly was born at St. Thomas Hospital in Marshalltown on Oct. 20, 1940, the daughter of Charlie and Hazel (Speas) Benson. She graduated from Marshalltown High School where she met the love of her life. She married Claude W. Post at the United Methodist Church in Marshalltown on Dec. 20, 1958, and they were together for 62 years.
Beverly worked several jobs while Claude attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Their union was blessed with children Scott, Julie, Gregory and Geoffrey. They made several moves in Iowa for Claude’s teaching career. In 1973 they made their home in Belmond.
Beverly was a supportive and active mother while raising her children. She attended many of their activities as the best cheerleader and great role model. She was always proud of their many accomplishments.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was involved in her younger years with committees and teaching Sunday school. Beverly worked at ACCO Seeds, Coast to Coast, and P&G Market. She retired in the fall of 1998 when Claude retired from teaching. Then the couple worked for Lifetouch for the next 20 years taking pictures at northern Iowa schools. They enjoyed winters in Texas and Arizona. Beverly loved listening to cowboy church in Texas.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Besides her children, the light of her life were her 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the best cook, loved to garden, and was always ready to go shopping. She will be remembered by her family with her lipstick kisses, Grandma Camps, magical Christmas gatherings, 4 o’clock happy hour and Cheetos. She enjoyed her quiet time watching Days of Our Lives, and the family knew never to call at that time. She enjoyed life and being around her many friends. She was the life of every gathering.
Beverly was preceded in death by her siblings Marie Harrison, Dorothy Olsen, Donald Benson, Viola McKim and Robert Benson.
Her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of her husband Claude “Butch” of Belmond; her children Scott (Kim) Post of Indianola and their children Maddie and Carson; Julie (Kevin) Eekhoff of LeMars and daughter Stephanie (Luke) Bernhardt, Levi and Morgan; Gregory (Pam) Post of Spirit Lake and their children Alyssa (Damian) Herman and Grant, Kelsie (Michael) Christensen, Caroline, Emma Kate and Eliette and Eric (Maurece) Post; Geoffrey (Sarah) Post of Lincoln, NE and their children Emily, Lucas, Noah, Alex and Owen; sister Barbara Sherman; brother Ronnie (Jan) Benson; and many nieces and nephews she always did her best to keep in touch with.