OBITUARY: Beverly Gladys Hiebert

Beverly Gladys Hiebert, 81, passed away on Nov. 1, 2019, just shy of her next birthday. She was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Newton to Murl R. and Lucile (Mitchell) Miller. She married J. Courtney Hiebert on June 6, 1958, in Newton, and he preceded her in death in August of 2019.

Their union was blessed with four children, Quinton, Marva, Lori and Jay.

She was very committed to her faith growing up in the Newton Church of the Brethren, and then Golden Plains Free Methodist Church.

Beverly graduated from Bethel College with a teaching degree but never technically used it in a classroom. Instead, she used it to raise 4 children, and along with her passion and talent for music, taught piano lessons for many years. Along with that talent, she also taught herself how to play the organ and was the pianist/organist at both churches from the age of 15 until her stroke in 2015, which affected her dexterity in her hands.

As her children entered school, she began working outside the home for her “Mad Money,” first at Alco and later at Hesston Pharmacy. With her “Mad Money” she used this to fuel her other passion…travel. She and Courtney visited all 50 states and 24 countries.

She is survived by: son Quinton and his wife Sammy Hiebert of Bridge Creek, Oklahoma; daughter Marva Hiebert of Newton, Kansas; daughter Lori and her husband Fred Seron of McPherson, Kansas; son Jay and his wife Mary Wyandt-Hiebert of Fayetteville, AR; brother Lloyd and his wife Donna Miller of Wellington, KS. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Blake Hiebert, Katy and her husband Richard Surber, Joseph Hiebert, Liam Seron and Mary Elizabeth Hiebert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Courtney, her parents, one sister, Virginia Hulpieu, one brother, Kenneth Miller, and one grandson, Jason Hiebert.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in rural Newton with Pastor Jeanne Bergren presiding.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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