February 23, 1931 - January 17, 2021
Beverly Joyce Van Horn, 89, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at The Views in Marion, Iowa. In agreement with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of life service was held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with entombment following at the Mausoleum in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Beverly was born on February 23, 1931, in rural Iowa County, Iowa, the daughter of Alven and Edith (Krohl) Albert. She was a 1949 graduate of Marengo High School, and went on to Bookkeeping College in Des Moines, Iowa. On December 6, 1953, Beverly was united in marriage to Duane L. Van Horn. In her earlier years, after moving to Cedar Rapids, Beverly was employed with Happel & Sons Implement Co. as a secretary for nearly eight years. She went on to work as Deputy Auditor for the City of Cedar Rapids, retiring after 32 years. Beverly was a charter member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church from 1961. She was an avid bridge player. Beverly enjoyed attending the Iowa State Fair, going for car rides, and baking; her sugar cookies were her signature trademark. She was always supportive of her sons and grandsons, they were the biggest part of her life. Beverly will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Beverly is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Duane Van Horn of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Randy (Denise) Van Horn of Marion and Dan Van Horn of Cedar Rapids; two grandsons, Ryne Van Horn of Boston, Massachusetts and C.J. (Sarah) Van Horn of Norway, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Jayln, Jayce, and Jaxon; one sister, Darla (John ) Doud of Victor, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Albert; and one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Joe Kolash. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Beverly’s memory may be made to either Dogs Forever at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404, or to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
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