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Beverly Shinstine

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Beverly Shinstine age 62 of Ionia died Saturday, December 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2023, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Rev. James Goerend celebrating the Mass. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2023, prior to the Mass at the church in Ionia. Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Born on March 27, 1961, in Waterloo, Iowa, Beverly was the cherished daughter of William and Stella (Timmer) Bravener. Beverly, affectionately known as Bev to her friends and family, was a lifelong resident of Iowa. She was a proud alumni of Tripoli Community School, where she formed lasting friendships and laid the foundations for her future endeavors. On August 16, 1980, Beverly married the love of her life, Everett Shinstine, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary's in New Hampton. Their union was one of true partnership and devotion. Together, they welcomed two wonderful children into the world, Scott Shinstine and Christine Bonfig, both born in New Hampton. Beverly was a dedicated mother who instilled in her children the values of love, kindness, and creativity. Beverly's work ethic was unparalleled. For 43 years, she worked tirelessly alongside Everett on their farm, embracing the rural lifestyle she adored. Her role at New Hampton Nursing & Rehab for 17 years was a testament to her caring nature, as she supported and uplifted those around her. An avid gardener, Beverly found joy in raising calves, tending to her beautiful flower gardens, and canning the bounty from her vegetable plots. Her home was a reflection of her love for nature and her creative spirit. Beverly's passion for collecting cow memorabilia brought whimsy to her life, and her fondness for thrift store treasures showcased her knack for finding beauty in the simple things. Travel was a source of delight for Beverly. She cherished the memories made on family trips to Wisconsin Dells, Hawaii, Branson, and Colorado. Each adventure was an opportunity to explore, learn, and grow closer to her loved ones. Above all, Beverly relished her role as a grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she poured her love into every moment spent with them. Her kind and loving nature made her a grandmother beyond compare, and her creative activities and stories will be treasured by her grandchildren forever. Beverly is survived by her husband Everett Donald Shinstine of Ionia; son Scott Charles Shinstine of Ionia; daughter Chirstine (Christopher) Marie Bonfig of Coralville; siblings: Jo (Lloyd) Selck of Sumner, Sheryl (Steve) Bruch of New Hampton, William (Pauline) Bravener of Sumner, and Susan (Kevin) Graeser of Nashua; granddaughters: Finnley Jean Bonfig and Maya Elizabeth Bonfig of Coralville; her mother-in-law and 14 brother- and sister-in-laws; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Stella (Timmer) Bravener and her father-in-law.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear. All of my thoughts and prayers to Bevs family. One of the most kind genuine people I have known 🩷🙏

  2. Deepest sympathy to all the family Bev sure fought hard to stay with us I will miss you my good friend our Shopping trips and 2 hour lunches at pizza ranch And could never get you to drink coffee when we went for breakfast I will sure miss you Elaine

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. I thought of Beverly today while I heard a Barry Manalow song. I think of her every time I hear his songs and wonder if she still loved his music.

  4. My sympathy goes out to Everett and the family. God saw that her days were getting tough, but it’s hard for us to understand. She loved her farm life and taking care of her family. Always had a kind word for everybody. RIP Bev !

  5. Everett and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Beverly.
    Please keep the memories of her in your hearts.
    Bless you all, take comfort that her suffering is over and she is in Gods care.

  6. So sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. Watching her tribute video was very nice. I’m sure she was a fighter. She was a few years younger than me, but I remember her in gym classes. Prayers of strength and comfort for all her family.
    Janell (Frahm) Staack

  7. To the family of bev
    Sorry for your loss
    I enjoyed working with her at the nursing home. Always had a smile on her face

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