Beverly B. Rankin

Beverly B. Rankin

Beverly B. Rankin

Strawberry Point

Beverly B. Rankin, 95, former Strawberry Point resident, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence.

Beverly Bayne Brockmeyer was born Aug. 25, 1927, to Benjamin C. and Henrietta Mae (Gibbs) Brockmeyer. She was united in marriage to Harold Rankin on April 16, 1946, and they were parents to son, Craig, and daughter, Carol.

Beverly was a talented crafter and enjoyed their yearly family vacations and regular monthly campouts with the Winnebago Wheels. She retired after 31 years of service as the school secretary for Starmont Community School District. After they retired, Beverly and Harold spent winters with the rest of the “snowbirds” in southern Texas.

She is survived by a son, Craig Rankin of Cypress, Texas; and daughter, Carol Rankin of Highland, Calif. At the time of her death she was survived by brother, Ronald Brockmeyer of Marshalltown, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her sister, Janice O’Loughlin of Independence, who passed away July 5, 2023.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 68 years, Harold Rankin; parents Ben and Mae Brockmeyer; sisters, Karen Lee Brockmeyer, Evelyn Totman and husband, Joe Totman, Betty Kenneally and husband, Vincent (Bay) Kenneally; brother-in-law, Dan O’Loughlin; sister-in-law, Margo Brockmeyer; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Ella Mae Rankin.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point. Inurnment will be at the Strawberry Point Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Strawberry Point United Methodist Church or Camp Courageous.

Condolences may be left online at under obituaries.

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