BEVERLY R. RAHN
Beverly R. Rahn, age 86, of Fort Madison, IA, formerly of Kahoka, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at The Madison in Fort Madison, IA.
Beverly was born October 1, 1933, in Macomb Illinois, a daughter of J. Bryan and Ethel M. Benstein Parrish of Edina, MO.
She married Robert E. Ballinger and later married Loren E. Rahn who preceded her in death on July 18, 2014.
Between them they were blessed with eight children.
Survivors include four children: Barbara S. (James) Schaeffer of Radcliff, KY, Nancy Ballinger of Fort Madison, IA, Thomas (Sara) Rahn of Houston, TX and Teri Cowles of St. Joseph, MO; sixteen grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren; and, sixteen great-great grandchildren; as well as other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four children: Linda Ballinger, L. Mike Rahn, Patrick A. Rahn, and Jackie L. Rahn; and nine siblings: Clara Heitman, Nellie Chapman, Glenn Parrish, Archie Parrish, Shirley Stiffler, John Parrish, Helen Balentine, Vernie Majors and Viola Parrish.
Beverly graduated from Quincy High School and from Blessing School of Nursing.
She was first employed at Carthage Memorial Hospital and later Montebello Manor, River Hills and Clark County Nursing Home.
Even in her last days, she was still trying to care for the residents at her care facility.
Bev and Loren were active members of the community when they lived in Kahoka.
They were faithful members of the Kahoka Christian Church where she taught Sunday School.
They were active members of the Clark County Food Pantry.
She loved doing crafts, crocheting, knitting, doing ceramics and pottery for family and friends, and play a mean game of dice, specifically, zilch.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.
Special music was “Amazing Grace” recorded by Nancy Ballinger, “In the Garden” by Dan McAfee soloist, and recordings “There Was Jesus” and “Go Rest High”.
Honorary pallbearers were Cliff Sheffler and Harlan Roberts.
Pallbearers were Dylan Lefler, Tyler Peterson, Jerry Thorn, Jerry Nelson, Logan Cowles, and Matthew Cowles.
Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Golden Point, IL.
Visitation was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. service at Wilson Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the family with checks made payable to Nancy Ballinger.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.