Beverly Elaine Yoder

1930 - 2020


Beverly Elaine Yoder was born Saturday, Aug. 3, 1930 in Stanton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Florence (Seaburg) Crain. She graduated  from Clarinda High School and the University of Iowa School of Nursing. On Sept. 10, 1955, Beverly was united in marriage Clayton Yoder in Clarinda, Iowa. They lived in Iowa City and Indiana, before moving to Grand Island, Neb., where they lived for 40 years, until returning to Iowa City in 2002. Beverly worked as a nurse for several years and homemaker. Beverly was a member at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Iowa City. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, volunteering for The Red Cross and Food Banks, and being a homemaker.

Beverly passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Pleasantview Home in Kalona, at the age of 90. 

She is survived by a daughter: Deborah (Terry) Erb of Wellman; two grandchildren: Aaron Erb of Kalona and Lindsay (Jason) Widmer of Wellman; and three great-grandchildren: Abe, Emma and Owen Widmer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband: Clayton.

Services are at a later date with Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. Messages and tributes may be left at


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