Beverly K. Duncan, 75, of Davenport, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at home.
Services are to celebrate Bev’s life will be held Friday, November 17, at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, beginning with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. in the Horizon Room, with Rev. Richard Osslund officiating. The celebration will continue with a hospitality gathering with food and drinks from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CityView Celebrations, in the lower level of Trimble Pointe. Memorials may be made to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue.
The former Beverly Kay Wilson was born February 9, 1948, in Davenport, the daughter of Norman Kenneth and Helen Marguerite (Heiser) Wilson. On June 29, 1973, Beverly joined hands in marriage with the love of her life, Richard Duncan, in a union that remained a cornerstone of love and support throughout their lives.
Beverly led a fulfilling life, dedicating her passion and care to various vocations. For 16 years, she served as a devoted Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), primarily at Davenport Lutheran Home. Her commitment to caregiving extended to Bettendorf Animal Clinic, where she found immense joy in working with animals. Subsequently, she contributed her skills and kindness at the Rock Island Courthouse.
Her heart held a special place for animals, a passion that shaped her life. Beverly was an ardent animal lover and a dedicated birdwatcher. Her collection of elephants and Santa Claus figurines reflected her joyful spirit and love for collecting cherished memorabilia.
Known for her vibrant social nature, Beverly was surrounded by a circle of dear friends, valuing their company and fostering meaningful connections. Gardening was not only a hobby but a source of tranquility for her. She cultivated a beautiful butterfly garden and cared for all the backyard critters, nurturing a haven for nature's creatures.
Beverly's enthusiasm for sports extended to her unwavering support for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas City Chiefs, cheering passionately for her favorite teams. Her love for nature took her on serene walks through Scott County Park and Mount Rainier, where she found solace and beauty.
In the company of her beloved husband, Richard, she found joy in antiquing and treasured the moments they shared. Beverly found comfort in literature, music, and dance, finding pleasure in the simple yet profound moments life offered. Above all else, family was the most important thing to Bev, especially her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bev is survived by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Richard; three children, Scott (April Kittredge) Brockmeyer of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jennifer (Kevin) Davis of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Kimberly (Lucrece) Booth of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, McKinley Jones, Taylor (Jake) Moore, Emilee (Michael) Roy, William Brown, Austin (Sammie) Hill, and Kaylee “Kristen” (Chris De Lay) Hill; four great-grandchildren, Eloise and Elias Roy, and Marlee and Landyn Jones; and her sister-in-law, Beverly Heden. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers and sisters.
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