Beverly “Bev” Jane Sands, 75, of Tarkio, Missouri, passed away August 17, 2021.

Bev was born on September 15, 1945, to Floyd and Jewel VanDusen in Carroll, Iowa. She graduated from Ar-We-Va (Vail High School) in 1964.

In 1964, Bev met John Jens Sands and they were united in marriage on October 2, 1965, in Jackson, Minnesota. They became the parents of three children, Kevin, Tammie, and Lorie.

In the early 1970s, the family moved from Iowa to Rock Port, Missouri, where John took a position with Missouri Beef Packers. They eventually went on to own numerous business ventures in Tarkio. After Kevin was born, Bev decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. She was always supporting of John’s many businesses and passionate about her children even during the difficult times of their lives. She made it her mission to try and bring a smile to every interaction and improve the lives of others.

Bev was a passionate conversationalist, welcoming everyone into her home for a meal. When she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found having tea with friends at the local cafe. We will miss her greatly.

Besides her parents, Bev was preceded in death by granddaughter, Andrea Sands, and son-in-law, Michael McMahon. Survivors include husband, John Sands, Tarkio; children and grandchildren, Kevin (Kelli) Sands and their children, Tiffany, Christopher, Ashton, Kendra, and Solomon, Tammie (Mark Barker) McMahon and their children, Catherine, Michael, Noel, McKenna, Alex, Adam, and Dakota, and Lorie (Jason) Goldberg and their daughter, Lucchese; sister, Cindy (Jerry) Diddle, Florida; and cousins, Chuckie North, Diane Anderson, and David Abbott.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Services were conducted by Rev. Glenn Scott. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the local animal rescue fund, with checks made out to Paw Prints and mailed or taken to Farmers State Bank in Tarkio. Online condolences may be made at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.