Mildred Beymer, 91, of Diagonal died Dec. 27, 2013, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The Rev. Bill Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be in Diagonal Cemetery. Open visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. Monday will be held at the funeral home. The public is invited to a celebration of Mildred’s life with family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fireside Bar and Grill in Diagonal. A memorial fund has been established to the United Church of Diagonal building fund. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.
Mildred Beymer, daughter of Josephine (Kellison) and Worley Cole, was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Atchison County, Mo.
Mildred graduated from high school in Hamburg in 1940.
On April 13, 1946, Mildred married Ronald A. “Bud” Beymer in Troy, Kan.
They made their home in Orange County, Calif., for a time, and then moved to Bud’s hometown of Diagonal.
Mildred is survived by her children, Ann Smith of Diagonal, Ron (Kathy) Beymer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nancy (Steve) Roe of Mount Ayr and Rick (Marcia) Beymer; grandchildren, Bob Hower of Creston, Jim (Lori Beth) Norris of Diagonal, Melanie Corkish of Kalispell, Mont., Courtney (Jeff) Damon of Brentwood, Tenn., Andee (John) Schneider of New York, N.Y., Cody (Purvi) Roe of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brittany (John) Gaddum of Wilmington, N.C., Ryan (Liz) Roe of Mesa, Ariz., Carrie (Jason) Liakos of Phoenix, Ariz., Jessie (Colin) Heisey of Tucson, Ariz., and Rory Beymer of Gilbert, Ariz.; 18 great-grandchildren and another due in April; and sisters, Karen Snedeker of Diagonal and Jacky Davenport of Winterset.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant daughter Julie Kay, granddaughter Lori Hower; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores (Rene “Andy”) Kuonen, Norma (Bob) Howland and Nadine (John) Schinagel and sister Shirley Cole; brothers, Buddy Cole, Worley Jr. “Bus” (Peggy) Cole and Ron (Pat) Cole; sisters-in-law, Maxine (Velmer) Stephens and Pauline Norris; and son-in-law Ron Smith.