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Beverly Pearson


Beverly June (Rimpley) Pearson, died June 15, 2016, at the age of 85. She was born January 8, 1931, in Arnold to Everett E. and Frances Ora (Bryan) Rimpley.

Beverly grew up on the Rimpley homestead south of Arnold. In high school she was a member of Job's Daughters and went to Girls State. She received a Regent's scholarship from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Beverly taught school at Wild Horse Valley. She met and married Stanley B. Pearson of Arnold on July 14, 1950, in Arnold.

Stan and Bev moved to Atlanta, Georgia, while Stan was in the Army after which they returned to Arnold. They then moved to Sidney where they lived for 18 years. In 1972 they moved to Kimball to continue running their oil field construction business for the next 43 years. While in Kimball, Beverly served on many community boards, including a member of the Hospital Board and the Community Concert Board.

Beverly doted on her grandchildren, loved gardening, reading, and raising exotic birds. For eight years she accompanied Stan on many trips while he pulled camper trailers across the country. Stan and Bev celebrated their 65th Anniversary in 2015 with their family. Last year they moved to Callaway where they lived at the Grand Generation Manor.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Eldon, and his wife Mary Lou of Denver; and her daughter-in-law Reba Pearson of Casper, Wyoming.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley, and their children: Roger (Sarah) of Greeley, Colorado, Melinda of Omaha, Brian of Kimball, and Aleta Lewis of Kimball; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Lynn (Beth) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and many family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Arnold, Nebraska, with the Reverend Bill Williams officiating. Inurnment will be at the Arnold Cemetery with lunch being served afterwards at the Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Arnold United Methodist tree/landscaping fund in Beverly's name.

Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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