Beverly G. MacTaggart- Strawberry Point

Beverly G. MacTaggart, 90, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the Good
Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 30, 1933, in rural northeast Iowa, the daughter of Walter and
Velma (Jencks) Stone. As a young girl, Bev attended several rural schools. She was a 1950 graduate of Strawberry
Point High School.

On July 15, 1951, Bev was united in marriage to John Duncan MacTaggart at the United Methodist Church in
Strawberry Point. Five children were born to this union. Bev worked side by side with John on the farm. She
worked at the Lutheran Home and Gernand Center for over 16 years. Bev also worked for Swales Concrete. She
was a volunteer at the Wilder Museum.

Bev was a longtime, active member of the Strawberry Point United Methodist Church. She was a member of the
Grange, the Social Sisters Neighborhood Club, and the Red Hat Society. Bev was a wonderful cook and baker,
making all her children’s wedding cakes. She loved big family gatherings and Sunday dinners with her family. Bev
was an avid Hawkeye fan. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Above all else,
Bev cherished the times spent with her family.

Survivors include her four sons, Michel (Bev) MacTaggart of Cedar Rapids, Stephen (Janet) MacTaggart of Cedar
Falls, Marc (Lynn) MacTaggart of Manchester, and Shawn (Julie) MacTaggart of Strawberry Point; 14
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; brothers-in-law, Verl MacTaggart of Kansas, and Earl
MacTaggart of Colorado; sister-in-law, Mary Garrett of Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 2009; her daughter, Ann at birth; brother, Robert
(Ava) Stone; and two sisters, Darlene (Kenneth) Sewell and Dorothy (Bill) Pettitt.

Online condolences may be sent to .

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point,
Iowa, with Pastor Lisa Schroeder officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point,
Iowa. Friends may also call an hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Cass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point, Iowa

Back to top button