Beverly Joyce Myers was born November 9, 1932, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, to parents Chester and Cleta (Griffin) Myers and she made her journey to Heaven on November 18, 2021.
Bev graduated from Craig R-III, attended Southern Nazarene University for three years, and graduated from Tarkio College, majoring in education and minoring in music. She taught three years at Craig, three years in Forest City, and 30 years in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was voted Teacher of the Year in 1994 in Hutchinson.
Bev was a charter member of the Craig Church of the Nazarene and attended there except for the 30 years she was a member of Hutchinson First Church of the Nazarene. She kept busy playing piano for the Oregon Church of the Nazarene and the Craig Church every Sunday. Bev was also a member of the Fairfax Hospital Auxiliary Board.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her “almost sister” Karen McIntosh of Hutchinson. Bev was an only child but is survived by many cousins she loved. Also there are friends she considered as family: Dennis and Lillian Wright, Jenny Beutler of Rock Port, and her other “almost sister,” Janice Moore of Falls City, Nebraska. Other special friends Bev called the Hutch Bunch were Jane Miller, Elvin McIntosh, Bill and Ronda Priem, Ann Heider, Ruth Stiggins, and Maynard and Gaylene Brazel.
Bev loved the Lord, friends and family, and her church. Other loves were the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas Jayhawk basketball, Southern Gospel music – especially the Gaithers and Booth Brothers – and her immediate family, Missy, Cali, Molly, and Sophie (her cats).
Her cousins give thanks to God that Bev received and knew Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord. For 35 years she taught, nurtured, loved, and shared her heart and time with hundreds of children and teens as a professional teacher.
There will be no visitation, but graveside farewell services and interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 28, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Craig. Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society. Online guest book and obituary are at www.pettijohncrawford.com.