Beverly B. Rankin

Beverly B. Rankin

Beverly B. Rankin


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

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 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.; also her sister, Janice O’Loughlin of Independence, Iowa, brother, Ronald Brockmeyer of Marshalltown, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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 and memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.

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