Beverly Joyce Wire


February 13, 1930 - December 19, 2019


Beverly Joyce Wire, 89, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Edgewood Memory Care under hospice care, in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday, December 27, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Beverly Joyce Wire was born February 13, 1930 to Etta (Foster) and Allen Poling in Fulton, SD. She grew up and attended Manley County School and graduated from Fedora High School. She married Delton Wire on March 20, 1949 in Fedora.

Bev and Del raised their two children, Lynn and Van, first in Fedora, then moved to Sioux Falls for a short time before settling in Mitchell, SD in 1960.

Bev was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Before she was married, she worked in the office at Methodist Hospital. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children left home, and then worked at the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce for 13 years. She was very active in the First Presbyterian Church as an Elder, Deacon, and served on many committees. She enjoyed the Red Hatters, and playing card games, especially bridge.

Bev is survived by her daughter, Lynn Kane (Paul) of Champaign, IL; son, Van Wire (Kathy) of Mitchell; grandson, Taylor Kane (Adrian) of Chicago, IL; step-grandson, Jonathan Yirka of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Wesley Poling of Buffalo, TX; sister-in-law, Sonja Poling of Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Wire; sister, Bonney (Bill) Case; brother, Stanley Poling; mother, Etta Poling; and father, Allen Poling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to LifeQuest or the Abbott House in Mitchell.



Friday, December 27, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Saturday, December 28, 2019
10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
500 E 5th Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Graceland Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Anna Gardner on December 29, 2019
Bev had the most beautiful smile and such a twinkle in her eyes when something amused her. We visited on several occasions, and, it was clear after our first chat that she was a class act, full of kindness, and blessing to everyone who knew her. I'm honored to have made her acquaintance.
Posted by Mary Stadlman on December 27, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bev. She was a special lady, I am so honored to have known her and her family when I worked at Edgewood. God Bless you all.
Posted by Marge Scheurenbrand on December 26, 2019
Bev was one of my favorite hair clients, as well as a friend. She always entered the salon with a smile, was lots of fun and I didn't have to work very hard to make her beautiful. She was beautiful inside and out. Lynn & Van were blessed to call her "Mom". Sympathy to you and your families.
Posted by Judine Johnson Hills on December 23, 2019
Bev was a church friend of my mother's, Ruth Johnson, for many years. Van was a good friend and the only guy in our confirmation class ( I still have the picture of all of us ). Bev was always a favorite of mine.
Posted by Tom Batcheller on December 22, 2019
Bev was such a pleasant and gracious lady. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Posted by Sina Glover on December 22, 2019
My dear Bev...Always had a smile and a spunky remark when we would joke with each other. I am very honored and blessed to have had her in my life. Will definitely miss her but am so grateful she is no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with Van, Kathy, Lynn , Paul and their families. May all the wonderful memories quickly replace your sorrow. God bless.
Posted by Bobbie Greenway on December 21, 2019
Bev was such a nice lady and always happy to see you. Grateful for having known her.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on December 21, 2019
I totally enjoyed taking care and getting to know Bev and her family when I worked at Edgewood. God Bless all of you and may His love bring you comfort
Posted by Jim Ellwein on December 20, 2019
I was saddened when I saw the notice of Bev's passing. I remembered my fun times with her family when I was in grade school with Van.
Posted by Kim Ostbye on December 20, 2019
Bev was such a kind lady, always enjoyed visiting with her at Edgewood. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Posted by Dave Grosche on December 20, 2019
1 cousin once removed (Poling side).
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