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Beverly Edson

July 3, 1935 — June 3, 2014

Beverly Ann Edson, 78, of Farnam, Nebraska, died June 3, 2014 at St. John's Good Samaritan Society in Kearney, NE.

Bev was born on July 3, 1935 to Caroll and Eva (Frazell) Sypolt. She graduated from 8th grade at Smithfield School. Her father worked for the railroad and was doing repairs in the Farnam area. The family lived in a rail car near Farnam while her dad was working there. She made some friends from Farnam and decided to go to Farnam High. Bev fell in love with the town and was proud to call Farnam her life's home.

She married Dick Edson on January 24, 1954. He was stationed in Ft. Meade, Maryland and they lived in Laurel, which was close to Ft. Meade Army Base. While they were there, “Randy” Randall Leon was born. They called him their “Gl Issue.” They came home to Farnam in April of 55, and lived out north of town on a farm for a few years. While there Richard Lee “Dutch”, Dawna Jo, and Kimberly Sue were born. It was during the drought years, so it was quite a struggle to make enough money to live on so they moved to town and bought a house.
She was especially proud of her family. Bev enjoy watching sports especially when her children and grandchildren were involved. She was also an avid Husker Fan.
The people in her family who are really special to her were her sons Randy (Brenda) Edson and Richard “Dutch” (Kristi) Edson; daughters Dawna (Charles) Rosvold and Kim (Keith) Heiser; grandchildren and families: Crystal & Pat and children Brennan, Hunter, Christophe, and Darianna; Corey & Kim and children Gunner, Ryker and Beckett; Corrine & Rick and children Dalton and Kraeton; Wes & Jacey; Britt & friend Tregg; Jenny & Shane and children Isabel and Addison; Julie; Charise and daughter Ryan; Alysia & Art and children Arjay and Avery; Jon; Kelsey & Alex; Derek; Abby; and Hannah; her sister Donna Jean McCombie.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, G. Richard "Dick" Edson; mother, Eva (Sypolt) Reynolds; father, Carroll Doyle Sypolt, brother-in-law Darel McCombie, nephew Stephen McCombie.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, June 8, 2014; 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm with the family present from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

Services will be held at Farnam United Methodist Church, Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:30 am with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating.

Burial will follow in the Farnam Cemetery, Farnam, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Farnam United Methodist Church, 303 Caribou Street, Farnam, NE 69029; AseraCare Home Health & Hospice, 4111 4th Ave, Suite 50, Kearney, NE 68845 or Good Samaritan Society -St. John's, 3410 Central Ave., Kearney, NE 68847. To sign the online guest book, go to

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