Beverly Ann (Chastain) McKelvey, age 90, Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Westgate of Joplin.
Beverly was born March 28, 1932 in Joplin, daughter of the late Edgar Chastain and Maud (Kingery) Chastain. She grew up in Joplin and graduated from Joplin High School. She worked for years with KODE Television Station as a Continuity Writer and wrote most of the local commercials. She was a member of Generations Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Kunce and her husband Travis.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Hickey of Hartford, Arizona; nieces, Katherine Lumpkins and husband Delbert, and Betsy Fleischaker and husband Bill all of Joplin; a nephew, Ed Kunce and wife Angela also of Joplin; great-nieces and nephews, Charles Copple, Travis Kunce, Eric Fleischaker, Dorothy Converse, and Angela Moeller; and her loving caretaker, Sheila Gardner of Joplin.
Graveside service will be Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Osborne Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jerald Bass officiating.
The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Joplin Humane Society.