Obituary: Beverly M. Orth, 89, of Hannibal

Beverly M. Orth
Posted: Nov. 6, 2019 9:02 am

Beverly M. Orth, 89 of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Neuvant House, in Lawrence, Kan.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 11, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Eric Carlson will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.

Beverly was born June 7, 1930, in Hannibal to Edward and Etta Mae Brinkmeier. She graduated from Hannibal High School in 1948 and from Hannibal-LaGrange College in 1950.

She married Frank Orth, Jr., in Hannibal on July 1, 1951. He preceded her in death April 29, 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Lucia Orth (John Head) of Lawrence, Kan., and Marsha Lafata (Paul) of Oxford, Fla., as well as three grandchildren and their families: Alex Head (Shahnnen) of Portland Ore., and their son Callahan; Austen Head (Lauren Chircus) of San Francisco, and their child Sasha; and Jessica O’Flannagan (Conner) and their daughters Madelyne and Harper. Beverly also is survived by her sister-in-law Jeannine Brinkmeier of Wentzville, by her brother-in-law Bill Orth (Edie), and by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gregory Brinkmeier. She was employed for 27 years by Martin Construction Company. She was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hannibal.

Memorials may be given, in lieu of flowers, to St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of James O’Donnell Funeral Home.

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