Beverly Jean Johnson, daughter of Ovid Ernest and Jessie Mae (Eller) Cox, was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Ottumwa, Iowa.  
She passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 4 days.
Bev grew up in Shenandoah, she graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1951.
On Jan. 16, 1954, she was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Johnson at the First Baptist Church in Shenandoah.
Bev worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone in Shenandoah and Des Moines and Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg.  
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shenandoah and Hamburg.  She enjoyed going to antique malls and flea markets.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert E. Cox.
Bev is survived by her husband Kenneth Johnson of Shenandoah, daughter Michele Polk of Shenandoah, son Brian Johnson and wife Anne of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandsons Gregory Polk of Shenandoah, Matthew Polk and wife Paige of Sidney and Andrew Polk and wife Rebecca of Shenandoah, great grandkids Maclay Polk, Dakota Polk, Evey Polk and Noah Johnson, sister Marilyn Campell and husband Bill of El Cajon, Calif., brother James Cox of Maryville, Mo., other relatives and friends.
Celebration of life funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah with Pastor Don Buttry as officiate.
Visitation with the family was held one hour prior to funeral service at the funeral home.  Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.  
Memorials may be directed to People for PAWS or First Baptist Church Stained Glass Fund.  
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family www.hackettlivingston.com.   Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.