Beverly Nearhood


November 28, 1926 - November 18, 2020


Beverly Nearhood, 93, of Mitchell, SD formerly of Ethan, SD, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Edgewood Memory Care in Mitchell. A private family graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Ethan. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Beverly Nearhood, age 93, formerly of Ethan,SD died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from Covid. She was born to Elwin and Eunice Blacksten on November 28, 1926 in Kingsley, Iowa. She married the love of her life, Harold Nearhood, on July 26,1948.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Delmar) Mueller of Ethan, SD, Patty (Len) Scheich of Mitchell, SD, Wanda (Steve) Helmers and Bruce (Kim) Nearhood of Rapid City, SD, and Stacey (Chris) Brophy of Thornton, CO; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Hatzenbuhler of Mitchell, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in 2017 and in-laws, Jerry Hatzenbuhler, Reva Nearhood, Alice Nearhood, Florence Tilberg, Blanche Moeller, Helen Paulsen, Elvin Nearhood, and Ruth Nesheim.

Condolences may be sent to Nancy Mueller at 26316 408th Ave, Ethan, SD 57334.

The love of a family is life's greatest blessing.



None Scheduled


None Scheduled


Hillcrest Cemetery
Ethan, SD

Posted by Angie Graham on November 26, 2020
Deepest sympathies to your families. Bev was one of our sweetest residents. She will be missed. Rest in paradise my friend.
Posted by Elaine Delzer Winter on November 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathies. She will be remembered fondly with a smile on her face. Our mother enjoyed her time spent with her. She was a blessing to all who knew her.
Posted by Katie Muntefering on November 22, 2020
Beverly Belle was such a blessing to care for. I will forever remember our conversations. She has such a soft heart and uplifting love. May she Rest In Peace! :(
Posted by Judy Gohl on November 21, 2020
I was so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. I have a feeling that she was the last of her generation of Nearhoods. So many wonderful memories. Beverly always greeted me with a smile and she always seemed so glad to visit with my mom. God Bless You All. Love, Don & Judy (Backlund) Gohl.
Posted by Tina.Knock on November 21, 2020
Prayers and hugs for your family she a beautiful person loved taking care of bev
Posted by Marvin and LeAnn Gjernes on November 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a special person and will remember how she always remembered mom, even when she didn't remember much. Your memories will help in the days to come. LeAnn VanBockel Gjernes
Posted by Jeannie Schoenfelder on November 21, 2020
So many memories of growing up with the Nearhood family. Mom always enjoyed her visits and lunches with Bev and daughters at the Harry Weeks group. So sorry for your loss and sending my prayers to you all.
Posted by Beverly Freeman Morse on November 21, 2020
Thoughts ad prayers to the Nearhood family. Beverly was a lovely and gracious lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She made the world a better place ad will be missed.
Posted by Janice Feiner on November 20, 2020
You all have my sincere sympathy. We had many good times together at our coffee get-togethers. She will be missed but she's in a better place.
Posted by Linda Henglefelt on November 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. I’m sure she is getting caught up visiting with Virginia and playing cards.
Posted by John Erpenbach on November 20, 2020
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing; nice lady and really good friends of my parents
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 20, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and Grandmother, Beverly. She was quite a lady. May God keep you all in His Care.
Posted by Mary Freeman on November 20, 2020
My sympathies to all of the Nearhood family. I grew up with the Nearhood children and Beverly and Harold raised a great family. Treasure all of the memories.
Posted by Pat Koepke on November 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. She was such a wonderful and kind person, she will certainly be missed by everyone. Sincere sympathies to all of her family.
Posted by Brian and Jan Winter on November 20, 2020
so sorry to her of your moms passing Mom and Dad always enjoyed the times they spent with your folks I know they are having a great
Posted by Judy Sutton on November 20, 2020
My sympathies to your family during this difficult time. Such a sweet lady, I loved her happy smile. Heaven has a very special angel.
Posted by Sina Glover on November 20, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Beverly's family. Her sense of humor will be missed. It was an honor to care for her.
Posted by bonnie Preszler on November 19, 2020
So sorry to read of your mom's death. I really enjoyed getting to know mom and playing cards with her in our card clubs. Bev now playing cards in a better place. Prayers and hugs to you.
Posted by Joe and Helen Puetz on November 19, 2020
Sympathy for your whole family. What a sweet lady. Prayers are with you.
Posted by Donna Tilberg on November 19, 2020
So sorry to hear the sad news. But you mother is now in the arms of the angels. Let Gods love comfort you.
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