Beverly Jean Holse, nee Deter, 91 years old, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2022 at her beloved and forever home in south Steuben County. She was assisted in her later years by her eldest son, James, and Heartland Hospice. Beverly met her husband to be on a 'switch-a-roo' double date with her sister in 1947. They fell in love and were married for 63 years until his death in 2014. Together they transformed a stark 40 acre tract of land into a homestead, complete with a small tree farm, fish stocked pond and soybean production field.
Beverly taught elementary school in Angola, Indiana for over 25 years and earned her Master Degree in Education from St. Francis College while teaching and raising three small children. She served as a NTEU representative for many years in her tenure. She and her husband were proud to enable each of their three children to attend and obtain a four year university degree. In addition, they enjoyed an annual summer vacation throughout the U.S.A. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher, pet lover, seamstress, and world-class wife, mother and grandmother.
Beverly was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn; brother, Keith; husband, Robert and her son, Gary in 2020. She is survived by her son, James; daughter, Linda Smith and grandsons, Russell, Benjamin and Timothy.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Angola. Funeral service will be on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service to Pleasant Lake Cemetery.
An admirable life well lived. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County.