In Memory of

Josephine Alice Beving

April 29, 1940 - March 10, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Josephine Alice Beving

Josephine Alice Beving

Born: April 29, 1940
Died: March 10, 2019
Age: 78

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 Josephine Alice Beving, the daughter of Alfred and Bertha (Speed) Simonsen, was born on April 29, 1940 in Sioux Rapids, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Arnolds Park.  She attended school in Arnolds Park and also in Milford. She graduated from Arnolds Park High School. After graduation, she attended Business School in Minnesota for two years.

      On July 31, 1959, Josephine married Alan Beving. They farmed east of Fostoria. To this union two children were born: Sheila and Brad. Josephine was a homemaker and enjoyed living on the farm.

     Josephine started working at the Spencer Hospital as a nurse’s aide in 1972. In 1974 she remarried and relocated to South Dakota. In 1978 she moved back to Spencer and was employed as a bookkeeper and receptionist. She divorced in 1983. She then worked at the Tangney Hotel, waitressed and bartended at Sarg’s and spent several years at KFC. She retired in 2002. Jo was an active member of the Ladies of the Moose and with the Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed making crafts and flower arrangements and she loved to read. Jo was also a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

     Josephine passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Northshire in Spencer at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Alan, and a nephew, Daniel Simonsen.

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sheila J. Beving of Denver, CO; her son, Brad Beving (Lorelei) of Hartley, IA; her step-daughter, Angie Moore of Ayrshire, IA; her grandchildren: Clarissa Kollbaum (Zach) of Lincoln, NE, Michelle Beving (fiancé Matt Christen) of Des Moines, IA and Alan Beving of Hartley, IA; her sister, Sharon Coulter (Darold “Lefty”) of Lamberton, MN; her brother, Darrell Simonsen (Dee Tolhurst) of Lake Benton, MN; several nephews and a niece; other relatives and friends.      

Funeral Services will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Jennifer Henry
Honorary Bearers

Mark Coulter
Chad Coulter
Tanya Duppong
Jeremy Simonsen
Lee Simonsen
Wesley Simonsen

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Friday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Organist - Stephen Baker

"In the Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
Burial will be held at a later date at the First Reformed Cemetery, Rural Everly


Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:58 AM
“My Sympathies To The Family”
- Terry Hott
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:51 PM
“Sheila, Brad, Angie and families, We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending heartfelt love and hugs to all of you! And keeping you all in our prayers. Love Glen and Terrie”
- Terrie Gronau
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“Sheila, Brad and family, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. It is never easy to have a loved one move on, but she will always be with you through the stories and good memories that you each have. Hugs to all. ”
- Russ and Dorothy Chandler
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 4:23 PM
“Sheila and Brad sympathy to you and your family members on the loss of your Mom. May the memories of her love and laughter bring you joy in the days to come. Sincerely, Marcia (Salton) Langner”
- Marcia Langner
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM
“Brad and Sheila and Families, I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up I remember many times spent at Mamma Jo's just a few of us hanging out. She always welcomed us (or put up with us :-)) with open arms. Love and hugs to you all. ”
- Doug And Carolyn Alger
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Love and hugs to you all! ”
- Carol Ayres Stueven
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