DECATUR -- Beverly Harvey age 64 of New Hampton passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Bev was diagnosed with lymphoma. She fought a valiant two-year battle, until she departed this life for resurrection life through Jesus.
A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017 at Harvest Church, New Hampton, with Rev. Michael ten Eyck presiding. Friends may greet the family beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
A second memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017, at First Christian Church, Decatur, IL, with Rev. Michael ten Eyck presiding. Private family interment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton.
Bev was born on November 28, 1952 in Springfield, Oregon, to Kenneth and Roberta (Seger) Maxfield. After graduating from Sheldon High School in Springfield, she attended Northwest Christian College. At NCC, she and Doug Harvey met, and on June 15, 1974 they were married. To this union two sons were born.
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After college, Bev and Doug embarked on a transcontinental adventure. They left Oregon for Kentucky, where Bev worked for the Kentucky Council of Churches while Doug attended seminary. They then served in two churches, Jonathan Creek Christian Church near Sullivan, Illinois, and First Christian Church of Panhandle Texas. While in Sullivan, Bev worked in the Moultrie Country assessor’s office. In Texas, Bev opened and ran a private preschool for thirteen years, then she found her true passion as a florist. She worked at a flower shop in Texas, until moving to Mt. Zion, Illinois where she continued to find joy in her profession as a florist until her retirement, while active at First Christian Church of Decatur. In 2015, Bev and Doug moved to New Hampton, Iowa, where they have been serving together at Harvest Church.
Bev's zest for life and love for the Lord were evident to everyone who knew her.
Bev and Doug have two grown sons, Matt, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ryan (and Emilee) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is survived by her husband, sons, daughter-in-law, and two sisters, K-Lee Maxfield of Salem, Oregon, and Debby Maxfield of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Obituary written by family members.