Beverly Allphin passed away comfortably January 17th, 2022, in Jacksonville, FL after a short stay in the hospital. She was born in Mitchellville, Iowa, growing up on a farm. At Iowa State, she met Paul and they were married in 1949. She is proceeded in death by her late husband, Paul, after 63 years of marriage. She is survived by her children: Alan (Carole), Paula Page (Chris), David (Linda) and Dane (Helen); her grandchildren: Leslie, Blake (Stacy), Wes (Heather), Scott (Danielle), Andrew (Brittany), Nick (Jingjing), Kelsey, Trevor (Shaye), Katie, Betsy and Maggie; and her great grandchildren: Kaylee, Addisyn, Colton, Olivia, Edison and Dean. We are so grateful for her love, help and service to others that she lived before us.
Mom and Dad moved throughout their marriage including Milwaukee, Red Oak, Charlotte, Mexico City and their final stop in Cleveland. She took good care of Dad as he struggled with his health at the end of his life. Mom raised four children, propelling each of us to the next step in our lives: from school, sports to careers and our own families. Mom was always there showing up at school events, graduations, helping us care for our kids and homes. Education was a great value, and she was delighted that each of her children and grandchildren had degrees.
Disregarding the proverb, “A jack of all trades, master of none,” she mastered everything she did: from playing piano, learning Spanish, cooking, baking bread, needle point, keeping a house in order, shorthand, organizing all things. All these were done with beauty and precision.
She was a friend to many, kindly finding ways to serve, showing grace and helping others quietly. Wherever she went she made lifetime friends in each new city. She was a longtime member of Bay Methodist, where she served in Stephen’s Ministry. Beverly, Mom, Mema will be missed.
A memorial service will be held in Jacksonville on February 19th at Coastal Oaks Clubhouse in Nocatee – 600 Bluewater Dr., Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 at 11am for the family and friends. A graveside service in Ohio will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers please send a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association.