Beverly O'Rourke, 88
Beverly Jeanne O’Rourke, 88, died July 26, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Center in Fontanelle.
Beverly O’Rourke was born May 10, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Arthur and Blossom (Cherry) Tufts. Beverly graduated from Frederika High School in 1951.
She was married to Wallace Aegerter in 1951. Four children were born to this union, and they later divorced. Beverly married Terrance “Irish” O’Rourke in 1963, in Villisca. The couple made their home in southwest Iowa where Beverly worked at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. She was also a farm wife and bookkeeper at an implement store.
Beverly enjoyed music, crafts, genealogy, animals, taking care of her grandkids, going to garage sales, driving, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Ricki Jae O’Rourke and Michael Shane O’Rourke; a grandson, Shawn O’Rourke; a great-grandson, Kylan O’Rourke; a brother, Jack Tufts; and a brother-in-law, Gary Hughes.
Beverly is survived by five children, Kim (Teresa) O’Rourke of Greenfield; Tamara Tufts of Corsicana, Texas; Jina (Edd) Roberson of Corsicana, Texas; Teri Shannon (Michael) Atherley of Oelwein; and Sharon (Richard) Boykin of Trenton, S.C.; a sister, Judy Hughes; a brother, Terry (Carole) Tufts; a sister-in-law, Carol Tufts; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at Central Christian Church in Waterloo, followed by the burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.