Beverly J Sondergaard of Mission, Kansas, formerly of Spencer, Ia., passed away March 18, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. She was 83. Beverly was born July 8, 1927, in West Point, Neb. to Joy D. and Hazel Cloyed Holloway. She graduated from West Point High School and Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb. She was married to Donald Sondergaard on July 24, 1948, in West Point.
After moving to Spencer, Ia., she worked for James & Greer, then Cornwall, Avery, Bjornstad & Scott Law Firms. She retired in June 1989.
Beverly started Spencer Entertainment with several other Spencer couples and starred in the first play, "Call Me Madam" and then played Aunt Eller in their production of "Oklahoma." Beverly was also a long time member of the Spencer Clef Club singing group. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer and served as a Deaconess for six years. She was a two term chairman of the Church Circle and also taught Sunday School.
Beverly moved to Mission, in 2002 so she could be close to her beloved twin grandsons, Kevin and Colin.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Don. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Sondergaard Looby and her husband, Patrick of Kansas City, Mo.; grandsons, Colin and Kevin Looby; and many dear friends.
A gathering to celebrate Bev's life will be held at the Looby residence from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011. Friends are encouraged to stop by as they can. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in Spencer. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to KC Hospice House, 9221 Ward Pkwy No. 100, Kansas City, MO 64114-3332. Condolences may be left for the family at www.muehlebachchapel.com.