Beverly Joyce Biddle

Beverly Joyce “Bev” Biddle, 82, Altoona, died early Friday morning at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gates) Stevens. She married Harry Edward Biddle on May 2, 1951, in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death Sept. 21, 2009.

Surviving are two children: Joseph and wife, Rachael, and Kathy Hockenberry; three grandchildren: Bobbi Jo McNeal, Erin Biddle Lepsch and husband, Tom, and Joshua Biddle; and three great-grandchildren: Matthew, Alexis and Dylan Lepsch.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Edward; and a son-in-law, Lugine Hockenberry.

Beverly was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Interment will be made at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.