Beverly Jean Heyde

February 16, 1933 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 86)


Beverly Jean (Johnson) Heyde 86, Rochester, Indiana, passed away quietly in her home at 7:10 A.M., Tuesday, January 28, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. 

Beverly was born in San Francisco, California on Feb. 16, 1933, to William and Thelma Johnson, along with her twin sister, Shirley (Johnson) Glasson, who preceded her in death. 

Beverly grew up in California and enjoyed playing sports and horseback riding. After high school, she worked as a secretary and eventually became and stewardess for American Airlines. She thoroughly enjoyed all the traveling and people she met, especially the time she was able to serve Grace Kelly on one of her flights. She always enjoyed being in airports and “people watching”. 

She married Jay A. Heyde in San Jose, California, on Sept. 22, 1956, and became the stay at home mother of four daughters, Melinda Johnson (Paul), Columbus, IN, Tracey Nally (Dan), Holland, MI, Kim Hoppes, (Bob), Indianapolis, IN, and Gwyn Green (Bryan), Brownsburg, IN. She had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Bev took pride in her daughters and loved the strong women they became. Bev enjoyed playing golf, knitting, and listening to piano music. Her favorite pastime was laughing. All who came into contact with Bev enjoyed her company and her personality. She was loved by many and her smile and witty comments will be missed. 

Friends may visit from 4-8 P.M. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Private funeral services will be observed. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be expressed at


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January 31, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home
1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975

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1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975

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