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Obituary for Beverly Jean Dimmitt

Beverly Jean Dimmitt, age 89, of Ottumwa, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Ridgewood Specialty Care, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. She was born on April 15, 1931in Worthington, MN to Merle and Ethyline (Bixby) Hanson.

She graduated from Graettinger High School. She became a radio broadcaster, working for KBIZ for twenty years. She married LeRoy DesCombaz, and they were blessed with two children, Vikki and Dane. They would later divorce, and she later married Robert Dimmitt.

She enjoyed painting, listening to music, dancing, shopping, going to Goodwill, and volunteering for hospice.

Beverly is survived by two children, Vikki Belardi and Greg of California, Dane (Jackie) DesCombaz of Ottumwa, four step children, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, ten step grandchildren, twelve step great grandchildren; sister, Gloria Barkve, and brother, Terry Hanson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Ethyline Hanson, husband, Robert Dimmitt, and brother, Doyle Hanson.

Bevelry has been cremated with no planned services per her wishes. Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family at