Friday, April 26, 2024

Beverly June (Houston) Herrmann, 86, of Ballard

 Funeral services for Beverly Herrmann of Adrian, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation prior to services Saturday 1 - 2 p.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri or In Search of the Lord’s Way TV Ministry.  Online condolences

Beverly June (Houston) Herrmann, 86, of Ballard Missouri on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 with family by her side departed with angels taking her home from the Medicalodge of Butler Missouri.     

Beverly was born on March 6, 1938, to Thurman Roscoe Houston and Pearl (Hudson) Houston at their rural home in Leeton Missouri.  She would say she was the son her daddy never had as she would ride her mare Ginger taking water to thrashers, informing when lunch her mother had prepared was ready and any other jobs that were given.  She and Ginger enjoyed many rides together until she passed away at age 32.

Beverly was 14 when she met her future husband, John Dale.  He was smitten and like the postman neither sleet, snow, hail or rain would keep him from driving to Leeton to see his girl.  Beverly graduated valedictorian from Leeton High and one week later they were married on May 25, 1956, at Highpoint Baptist church by John Dale’s uncle James Willett.

After marriage, they lived northwest of Ballard on Highway 18 in Shortie’s house.  Beverly went to work for Henry Radio in Butler and 3 years later Uncle Sam called John Dale’s number and the Army sent them to Fort Bragg at Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Twelve days before returning to Missouri, their first child Misty Dawn was born.  About 3 weeks later John Dale sailed the Atlantic to Bad Kissingen, Germany and Beverly with newborn soon followed by plane where they would live the next year and a half.  This was a scary yet rewarding time in their life as in their spare time they traveled to many countries and made numerous lifelong friends.  Upon returning to the states, they bought a farm 5 miles west of Ballard, which they later named Herrmann’s Hideaway, and began farming the land and raising hogs and cattle.  Beverly was John Dale’s right-hand helper running a tractor in the field and doing various other farm activities.  About three years later they were blessed with the arrival of their son, Darren Dale making their family complete.

Beverly had a strong love for God and began attending Johnstown church of Christ where she heard the gospel preached, confessed Jesus Christ as God’s son and was baptized for the remission of her sins.    She was faithful in her daily bible reading, teaching Sunday school class for several years, attending worship service, and being hospitable to visiting gospel preachers and their families and the congregation with meals and fellowship.

Meals have been enjoyed by many families, friends and neighbors as Beverly loved to cook and entertain.  She held many celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions including extended stays by out of state/country relatives and friends.  Some family favorites of hers were homemade spaghetti and meatballs, hot rolls/bread and homemade ice cream.  She was known to put on a spread of food and the community youth Christmas carolers would make her home their last stop as they knew she would have lots of sweet treats.

She is Memaw to her grand and great-grandchildren and she was their biggest fan.  She so enjoyed their sporting and school events seeing the grand’s high school and college graduations and their weddings, which one was held outside on their farm.  She was a babysitter, confidant, cheerleader, and a christian example to her family whom she loved fiercely.  She enjoyed listening to Elvis, going to bluegrass festivals, being outside picking up limbs, mowing and picking dandelions out of the yard.  She was never idle, always having lists and projects to complete.  She loved having all her various flower beds and enjoyed it when they were in bloom.   She and John Dale enjoyed traveling, which included all 50 states and many different countries through Globus tours where they made many new friends and always looked forward to the next new adventure.  She always thought of others and one way was by sending birthday, anniversary, thinking of you cards and was especially known for her yearly Christmas card.  She put John Dale and the family in some unique poses, but many looked forward to seeing what she had thought up for each year.

God richly blessed Beverly in so many ways during her life and her family will miss her tremendously.    She is survived by her husband, John Dale of almost 68 years of the home; a daughter, Misty Wainscott (Rick) of Ballard; a son, Darren Herrmann (Brenda) of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandchildren, Nathaniel Wainscott (Erin), Preston Wainscott (Haley), Dallas Herrmann (Carrie) and Kara Benson (Lance); great-grandchildren Macie and Maxton Wainscott, Brynlee, Blaise, and Brecklyn Pearl Wainscott; sisters-in-law, Willa Dean Everts and Marlyn Strope; nieces Teresa Bond (Terry), Joyce Cote’, Nancy Mckeehan (Jim), Pam Everts, Kim Bogue (Jeff), Sheryl Fajen; nephews, Alan Everts (Jill) and Bill Everts (Beth); and a special friend, Shirley Umstattd.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbra Combs; brothers-in-law, Ray Combs, Dale Everts and Jim Strope; a niece, Karan Combs Miller; and a nephew, Danny Everts.


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