Beverly Mae Mulholland died peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Season's Hospice House in Rochester. Beverly was the daughter of Harry and Louise Mulholland. She was born on February 8, 1926 in Dundalk, Maryland. She attended Baltimore County School District and graduated from Sparrows Point Maryland High School in June, 1942. After high school, Beverly enrolled in Western Maryland College (AKA now McDaniel College), from which she graduated in 1947 with a degree in English. After college graduation, Beverly was employed by Hutzler Brothers department store in the Management Leadership Training Program, where she excelled in home decorating and furnishing. In January 1948, Beverly and Jack, a medical student, met on an outside ice skating date arranged by friends, to begin their more than 70 year love affair. Beverly and Jack were married at St. George's Church in Dundalk,
Maryland on June 11, 1949.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Jack Mulholland. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dr. John A. Spittell; their children John A. Spittell III (Ellen) of Galesburg, Illinois, David M. Spittell of Rochester, Minnesota, Beverly Ann Spittell-Lehman (James) of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Peter C. Spittell (Nancee) of Rochester, Minnesota, Martha Jane Ziegelbauer (Gary) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and their grandchildren, Mary Beverly Heise (Ryan) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, John Howard Spittell of Washington, D.C. and Beverly Louise Clarke (Ryan) of San Francisco, California. Beverly cherished being a full time Mother in the home which she planned and beautifully decorated. Her lake home in NW Wisconsin was her favorite retreat with her family.
Beverly was a member of the Alice Mayo Society and Calvary Episcopal Church, and she was active in Girl Scouts. Beverly enjoyed collecting antiques, cooking and was an avid reader.
A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 111 3rd Ave. SW, Rochester, with The Rev. Beth Royalty officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Beverly's family suggests donations to Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester, MN, Saint Mary's Hospital (Poverello Fund), Rochester, MN, Seasons Hospice, Rochester, MN, or the donor's choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.
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The best "stand-in" mom a neighbor kid could ask for. Mrs. Spittell helped me make a surprise anniversary cake for my mom and dad....making Christmas cookies in her kitchen was a real treat because she used frosting! So many good memories. I am grateful to have grown up living next door
to a lovely person in all ways. My thoughts and prayers with you all - Kim.
To the entire Spittell family: I am so incredibly sorry to hear of her death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I hope your memories will give you strength. My deepest sympathies.
Cheri Zinser Kramer
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