Beverly Boone, 1923-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, August 7, 2016

Funeral services for Beverly Arlene (Means) Boone, 93, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at 

Beverly Boone

Beverly Boone

Beverly passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her residence, Just Like Home Place in Albert Lea.

Beverly was born May 25, 1923, to Henry and Stella (Madson) Means in Albert Lea. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church. She graduated from Albert Lea Senior High School in May 1941. She married Chessle Boone on March 16, 1946. They had four children: Annette, Patricia (Pat), Constance (Connie) and Dennis.  Beverly was a homemaker until Dennis was a senior in high school, when she went to work outside the home. She worked at Skinner Chamberlin, Singer Sewing Co. and Ben Franklin until her retirement.

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She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, in which she held many offices and was treasurer for several years. She also worked the VFW food stand at the Freeborn County Fair for many years. She was the poppy chairwoman for several years. Beverly was a 50-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed watching the games and, lately, just listening to them. She enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s baseball games. She also enjoyed playing bunko with her special group of friends, playing bingo and going to Diamond Jo’s. In her final days she really enjoyed listening to the Bandwagon and Lawrence Welk on TV.

Beverly is survived by her children Annette (Dellan) Hagen, Patricia (Thomas) Gilderhus, Constance Wadding and Dennis (Rebecca) Boone. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Dean Means and Frank Means; sister, Joy Christian; and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Chessle (Chess); son-in-law, Leland Wadding; grandson, Charles Amberger; great-granddaughter, Lily Gilderhus; parents Henry and Stella Means; sisters Donna Estaboe, Mildred Wolf and Phyllis Phillips; brothers-in-law Sid Estaboe, LaVerne Wolf, Llewellyn Boone, Byrne Christian, Bud Osborne, Ronald Ritter and Kenneth Balsar; and sisters-in-law Rose Boone, Darlene Balsar, Bessie Ritter, Bonnie Osborne, Verla Lundahl and Lora Means.