Jane Bevington Obituary

Jane A. Bevington
Jane A. Bevington
Jane A. Bevington

January 10, 1916 - December 20, 2004
Born in Fort Madison, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Jane A. Bevington died Monday, December 20, 2004 at Kavanagh House. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 23 at Grace United Methodist Church.

Jane was born January 10, 1916 in Fort Madison to Lora and John Prichett. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1938 and came to Des Moines when she met and married Loyd R. Bevington in 1940. From this union came three children, Gary L. Bevington (Em) of Chicago, IL and Coba, Mexico, Lora J. Bevington of North Platte, NE, and Kent L. Bevington (Barbara) of Missoula, MT and four grandchildren.

Jane worked first at Banker's Life, then the Roosevelt Fabric Store and until retirement, the Iowa Legislature. Beyond her family, Jane's interests, talents and enjoyments were reading, cooking, sewing, healthy lifestyle and traveling with Loyd following retirement. They were devout Christians and were active members of Grace United Methodist Church since 1941, where they enjoyed a close Sunday School group known as the Kum Dubls. Jane always showed concern and comfort for others, her intelligence and dry wit drew people to her, as is demonstrated by the many friends she kept through her life.

Jane is survived by her children; her grandchildren, Douglas Bevington of Santa Cruz, CA, Jill Bevington of Chicago, IL, and Gale and Robyn Bevington of Spokane WA; and her sister-in-law, Erma Bevington of Des Moines, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Loyd.

The family requests no flowers. Because of Jane's love of reading, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory are suggested to the Des Moines Public Library, Attention: Shirley Patterson, 400 Locust St. Suite 350, Des Moines, IA 50309-2363, and will go specifically to Franklin Library. Contributions are also suggested to Kavanagh House, Attention Jane Flanigan, 900 56th St., Des Moines, IA 50312.





Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, December 23, 2004
11:00 AM