Beverly Rea Counsell

Monday, December 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Beverly Rea Counsell, 83, of Cresco, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Cresco, 310 North Elm Street, with Pastor Kayla Lange officiating. Burial is in the Osage Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in the east room of the First United Methodist Church in Cresco.
Beverly was born Dec. 14, 1933, at Goldfield, the daughter of Lenard and Gertrude (Jergensen) Cameron. She graduated from Osage Community High School in 1951, and also graduated from NIACC in Mason City as a medical assistant in 1977. Beverly married Marvin Rollins and to this union four children were born, they later divorced. She married Ernest Carlin Counsell at the Methodist Church in Riceville July 13, 1974. Beverly and her husband, Carlin, were owner/operators of Carlin’s Pizza in Cresco from 1978 to 1993. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, reading and spending time with family.

Beverly is survived by her children: Garth Searcy of Cheyenne, Wyo., Robin Emerson of Cresco and Joel (Nancy) Rollins of Owatonna, Minn.; step-children: Ann (Alan) Steenhard of Mason City, Sharon Counsell of Nevada, Nancy (Gerry) Goebel of West Des Moines, Mike (Penny) Counsell of Osage and Susan (Kenny) Hyke of Nevada; seven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Kim) Cameron of White Plains, Va.; sister, Cheryl (John) Whalen of Dubuque; son-in-law, Ryan Becker of Cresco; and daughter-in-law, Ede Rollins of Decorah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Carlin Counsell and Marvin Rollins; son, Mark Rollins; daughter, Kandice Becker; brother, Lynn Cameron; and infant brother, Neil Cameron.

Information available and condolences accepted at
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706.

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