R.I.P. Bev Klamfoth, Wife Of Three-Time Daytona 200 Winner Dick Klamfoth

R.I.P. Bev Klamfoth, Wife Of Three-Time Daytona 200 Winner Dick Klamfoth

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Bev Klamfoth, together with her husband Dick, spearheaded the effort to erect a Daytona 200 memorial near where the race was held on Daytona Beach, Florida, from 1937 to 1960.

In addition to being a three-time Daytona 200 Champion, Dick Klamfoth is an AMA Hall of Famer.

Below is Bev Klamfoth’s official obituary courtesy of Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home:

Beverly (Bev) Klamfoth 82, passed away on May 2, 2019. Bev was born September 20, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Lillie Guthrie. Preceded in death by her siblings, Violet and Howard. Beverly managed Dick Klamfoth Honda Sales for 14 years and Honda Hills Motorcycle Park for 20 years. She worked as a realtor for HER Realtors and ultimately started a commercial cleaning business. She referred to herself as a professional “mopper”. Bev is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard (Dick) Klamfoth and 3 daughters, Cheryl (Kip) Willard, Karen (Steve) Lambert and Cristy (Al) Klamfoth-Charles. She had a special love for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Andy (Kelly) Willard, child, Prestin, Michael Willard, (Tiffany) children, Cruz and Carson, (Sarah) child, Izabel. Jen (Jim) Phipps, children, Lilly, Michael and Riley. AJ (Megan) Lambert, child, Isabel, and Dr. Katie Lambert. Sara (Jason) Wallar, children, Brooke, Kendra and Charlotte, Steve Charles, Stacey (Doug) Hawker, children, Sonny, Alexis, Chelsey and Kaylin. Niece, Jeanne (John) Martinez, children, Jesse Martinez, Natalie, Nick Martinez, Lillian and Austin. Niece and Nephew, Tracey and Brian. Niece and Nephew, Barb (Dean) DeBoard and family, Jim (Patty) Hicks and family. Dr. Joe and Margaret VanBalen and family, Bert and Stephanie Lindsay and family, Dr. Michael Murnane, Cardiology Care. Bev had many special friends and “adopted” kids who were proud to call her Mom or Meme. We will all miss calling her anytime of the day or night for her love and advice. Family and friends may visit 2-4:00pm and 6-8:00pm on Friday, May 10, at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N. Pickerington, OH 43147. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Jim Burge and Bert Lindsay will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, May 11, at the funeral home with one hour prior of visitation. Interment at Union Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daytona 200 Monument (daytona200monument.com).

More, from a press release issued by Roger Lyle:

It is with great sadness that we at the Daytona 200 Monument announce the passing our beloved Beverly (Bev) Klamfoth, 82 on May 2, 2019.

Bev was born September 20, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. Beverly is survived by her husband of 63 years, 3 time Daytona 200 Champion Dick Klamfoth and their 3 daughters Cheryl, Karen and Christy’s families.

Bev Klamfoth managed Dick Klamfoth Honda Sales for 14 years and Honda Hills Motorcycle Park for 20 years.

She made it her life’s passion to see the Daytona 200 Monument become the iconic and beautiful place on the boardwalk.

Thanks to Beverly and Dick Klamfoth family we have this honorable place to pay tribute to our motorcycle racing heroes and motorcycle racing family.

Beverly Klamfoth was one of a kind! She was beautiful, gentle, loving, hard working and full of spunk. Bev loved her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her dogs and kitties.

She worked as a realtor for HER Realtors and ultimately started a commercial cleaning business. She referred to herself as a professional “mopper”.

Mrs. Beverly is resting in God’s Promised Land. God Bless the Klamfoth Family. Until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daytona 200 Monument at www.daytona200monument.com Thank You.

Family and friends may visit 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm on Friday, May 10, at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N. Pickerington, OH 43147.

A funeral service officiated by Pastor Jim Burge and Bert Lindsay will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, May 11, at the funeral home with one hour prior of visitation. Interment at Union Grove Cemetery.

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