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Bev Huffman

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:23 am

OSWEGO — On the banks of the mighty Neosho River there lived a woman named Beverly (Brown) Huffman. Bev passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

Bev was born in Columbus to Hobert and Twila (Lollar) Brown on Jan. 16, 1958, and grew up in Oswego. She lived in various places in Southeast Kansas throughout her life.

Bev remained friends with three men she’d married and divorced in the past: Jay Schreppel, Daryl Carson and Jerry Cline.

On July 26, 2015, Bev married the love of her life, Curt Huffman. The marriage was officiated by Bev’s son, Hunter Cline. Bev’s daughter, Dena Carson, was the couple’s attendant. Bev’s mother, Twila Brown, was glowingly in attendance.

Bev worked for 40 years at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and retired in 2018. She did some awesome work and made fierce friendships there.

Though Bev ultimately succumbed to breast cancer, she beat the cursed disease once and was unlucky that it returned. Bev held it at bay largely with the strength of her determination and optimistic spirit, and her family and friends are forever grateful for the extra time Bev gave them.

Bev was an excellent and passionate photographer. Remembering Bev is to browse a colorful, wonderful reel of a million images, her smile familiar to everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Curt; daughter, Dena; son, Hunter; mother, Twila; brother, Ronnie Brown; and sister, Patty Meszaros; along with a large host of beloved relatives and friends.

Beverly Huffman was preceded in death by her father.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Derfelt Funeral Home, 203 Illinois, Oswego.

A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 204 Illinois, Oswego.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the mass media department at Oswego High School in care of the funeral home.

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