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Beverly Bintzler

Beverly Bintzler

Sep 28, 1932 - Aug 9, 2011
Beverly Bintzler died at her home in Riverton Tuesday evening, Aug. 9, 2011. She was 78.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, at the St. John Lutheran Church.

Beverly Oellig was born in Rochelle, Ill., on Wedn., Sept. 28, 1932, the daughter of Ray A. Oellig and Lucy E. (Drummond) Oellig.

The daughter of a produce farmer, she helped in selling asparagus in 10-pound bundles to local individuals. The family recalled that she spent her first earnings on a Shirley Temple doll.

She married Walter C. "Bud" Bintzler in Aurora, Ill., in September 24, 1965. The family moved to Riverton in 1975.

Mrs. Bintzler was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Each evening Bud and friends joined with Bev in prayer reciting the Lords Prayer and 23rd Psalm.

Her family said she played the organ, especially enjoyed the Wurlitzer, played bingo and cribbage, enjoyed reading, collected rhinestone jewelry, coins, and stamps, enjoyed crossword puzzles, collected cobalt blue glass and antiques, and loved her cats, family, and friends.

Cribbage was a sport in the Bintzler household. Those fortunate enough to play a game with Bev became a student. Bev will be remember as using the “Bintzler Shuffle” and showing no mercy during games. If Bev was ever beat in cribbage you would mark it on your calendar.

She had been a switchboard operator for the telephone company and her family said she "loved working the big board."

Survivors include her husband, Bud Bintzler of Riverton; a son, Martin; a daughter, Bonnie and husband Mike Skeffington and their three children, Desiree, William, and Megan; and two great grandchildren, Nolan Yocum and McKenzie Yocum; very special friend, Margaret Young and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four children, Timmothy, Christopher, Ellen, and Ed; and a brother, Donald Oellig.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.