Beverly Jean Lanphear, age 53 of Estelline, South Dakota and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her residence in Estelline.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be in the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Wintz Funeral Home.
Beverly Jean Lanphear was born on September 18, 1961 in Coleridge, Nebraska to Lyle and Mary Ellen (Fritz) Lanphear. Bev grew up in Hartington and attended Hartington High School until 1979. She was a cheerleader and played the coronet in the band. Bev married Corey Schelske on May 17, 1979. They had two children, Terra Schelske Dansby on August 24, 1979 and Tory Schelske on June 30, 1981. Bev moved to Rapid City, SD in 1986 and married Morgan Wieseler on August 20, 1990. They lived in Rapid City with Terra and Tory until 1994. Bev met Tim Moe in Rapid City in 1995 and they've been together for 20 years. Tim and Bev moved to Estelline, SD in 2005. Bev and Tim were happy and spent many times going to the Sturgis Rally and loved going to concerts together.
Bev worked as the manager of Howard Johnson's in her late 20's and was a waitress at a couple different places before she started working at Sam's Club in 1996. She was a clerk and sales manager until 2000. She then stayed home with all of her beloved pets and enjoyed crafting. Bev loved jewelry, nails, stamping, snowman figures, Christmas trees, and making cards for her family and friends. She was a member of many crafting sites on the internet and had many pen pals.
Bev became a grandmother at the age of 40 when her daughter Terra had a baby boy named Xander Egan on July 10, 2003, and then again by her son Tory who had a son named Dylan Morgan Lee on February 15, 2004. Bev also has two other grandchildren, Hunter Schelske and Hannah Michelle born March 24, 2005. Bev loved babysitting her grandkids. She and Tim took them to a lot of different places and on trips to the zoo, the fair and to rodeos. She enjoyed watching them play in the tree house in her yard.
Bev is survived by her two children, daughter Terra and husband Walt Dansby III, and their son Xander Dansby of Rapid City, SD; son Tory and wife Tanya Schelske of Rapid City, SD and children Hunter, Dylan and Hannah Schelske; special friend Tim Moe and his parents Ronald and Mary Moe of Brookings, SD; three brothers, Joe Lanphear of Hartington, Lyle (Laura) Lanphear Jr. of Evans, CO, Chris (Natasha) Lanphear of Sioux City, IA; half- brother Calvin and wife Sharon Lanphear of Hartington; sister Ellen Lanphear of Greeley, CO; and half- sister Carmen. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Mary Lanphear; great grandparents Walt and Charlotte Pierce; grandparent Lester and Hilma Lanphear; and Uncle Merritt Pulkerbak.
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To the family of Bev Lanphear...I am so truly sorry about Bev. Ellen is a friend of mine and when we were younger, Bev was always the "big sister" to Ellen and to Ellen's friends. She's at peace now Ellen and she'll always be with you.
Robyn M. Stappert (Swanson)
My prayers and sympathy to the Lanphear family! I'll always remember those good times in our younger years when we were neighbors ... so many years ago now, but I remember them so fondly.
Suzie Lane (Olsen)
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bev at Remington's Restaurat in Rapid City SD. We remained close friends while she lived in Rapid City and we always had such a good time. Unfortunately after moving we were not in contact as much. I will always remember her fun personality.
Laura (Taylor) Honey
We are so stunned and sorry to hear of your loss of Bev. May gods blessings be with you and your entire family at this time and the weeks and months and years ahead.
Marge Thompson and Phyllis Thompson
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