Obituaries: Rosemary Beamer

OTTUMWA-Rosemary Beamer, 88, of Ottumwa, died at 10:35 p.m. July 9, 2019 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born August 20, 1930 in Belle Plaine, IA to Otto Benjamin and Faye Schuchert Sankot.  Rosemary married Robert “Bob” Beamer on July 31, 1950 and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2006.

A 1948 graduate of Belle Plaine High School, Rosemary attended Drake University and Ottumwa Heights College.  She earned a B.A. degree from Parsons College and a M.A. degree from Northeast Missouri State University in 1968.  She taught in Rutledge and Farson schools and in a rural Ottumwa school.  In 1957 she began teaching 3rd and 4th grades for Ottumwa schools, retiring in 1988.

Rosemary was a member of Ottumwa Women’s Club and Bunco Club.  She enjoyed attending Knights of Columbus and Eagles halls and loved country music and attending jam sessions.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter, Connie (Bill) Feldman of Kansas City, MO; daughter-in-law, Karen Beamer of Downing, MO; 4 grandchildren, Ben (Jaycie) Beamer, J.R. Beamer, Andy Feldman, Katie (Brad) Werth; 4 great-grandchildren, Noah, Haylee Jo Beals, Allison “Ally” and Alexis.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Robert Beamer and a sister, Joan Bailey.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.  Inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501