Visitation for Beverly A. Polston, age 69 of Niobrara, Nebraska, will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.
Beverly died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Beverly A. "Bev" Polston, daughter of Doris (Tierney) Spinden, was born October 27, 1944, in Norfolk, Nebraska. Bev was raised in Norfolk by her grandparents, Francis and Willisene Tierney, until their passing. She was then adopted by her aunt and uncle, Bill and Joy Bade in Omaha, Nebraska. Bev attended grade school in Norfolk, and later graduated from Capital Beauty School in Omaha. In 1967, she was married to Gerald "Jerry" Polston, and their marriage resulted in three children: Cynthia, Annie, and Gerald, Jr. (Sonny).
Bev was employed by the Omaha Public Schools as a cook while residing in Omaha, and then worked at the Norfolk Regional Center for several years in housekeeping. She later worked in the kitchen at the Norfolk Veteran's Home, until retiring in 2007 to care for her husband until his passing in 2013.
Bev and Jerry retired to Niobrara, Nebraska, where Bev continued to reside until her recent illness. Bev enjoyed spending time with her family. Prior to her illness, you could find her surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time outdoors with them, cooking for everyone around her, and spending time with her daughter at the casino. Bev instilled the love of family, friendship, and compassion onto everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all.
Bev is survived by her children, Cynthia Neve of Geneva, Nebraska, Annie (Tim) Farrar of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Gerald "Sonny" (Jana) Polston, Jr. of Delmont, South Dakota; seven grandchildren, Danny, Paige, Ben, T.J., Devin, Tyson, and Livia; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Levi, and Sofia.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Larry and Jerry Tierney; and her husband, Jerry Polston.