Beverly Maureen (Reeve) Fitch

October 16, 1933 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 84)

Beverly ‘Bev’ M. Fitch, 84, of Tipton, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Iowa City from complications of COPD. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 20th at 11:00 am, Tipton United Methodist Church with a visitation to be held on Thursday, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. A general memorial fund has been established in her name for the Tipton Senior Dining Center or the First United Methodist Church. Online memorials may be shared at

Beverly Maureen Reeve, daughter of Dale and Edith Titman Reeve, was born on October 16, 1933 in Tipton. She graduated from Tipton High School and was then married to Forrest Duane ‘Dewey’ Fitch on April 28, 1951 in New Liberty, Iowa. Bev worked in the Cedar County Recorder’s Office for nearly 30 years beginning in May of 1967 and was appointed as the Cedar County Recorder from July 1, 1985 through January 1997. Bev was a member of the Tipton V.F. W. Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church in Tipton. Bev and Dewey enjoyed golf, family and retirement and wintered in Pharr, Texas for many years.

Beverly is survived by her four children; Sandra Corbett of Tipton, Lyle and his wife, Cynthia Fitch of Tipton, Brian Fitch of California and Brett Fitch of Tipton; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest ‘Dewey’ Fitch, son, Donald Fitch, and parents, Dale and Edith Reeve. Bev was the last of 10 children and was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers; Marjorie Barnes, Dorothy Albaugh, Marilyn Ailey, Eldora Miller, Delbert Reeve, Robert Reeve, James Reeve, Paul Reeve and Jack Reeve.

Donations may be made to:

Tipton Senior Dining Center
111 Orange Street, Tipton IA 52772
Tel: 1-563-886-3293

United Methodist Church
607 Lynn Street, Tipton IA 52772
Tel: 1-563-886-2331

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