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Fay Beeler

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Mrs. Fay Darlene Beeler, age 65 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011. Fay was born on October 23, 1946, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Everett L. and Hildred C. (Slote) Connell. She was married on April 5, 1969, to Orville A. Beeler, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, Mo. Orville died September 4, 1971, while serving with the U.S. Army in Germany. A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Fay was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson City High School and later attended Nichols Career Center. She was employed with the State of Missouri for nearly 22 years. She worked at the Division of Welfare, the Department of Health, and most recently for the Department of Social Services in the Division of Medical Services from 1988 until her retirement in 2005. Fay was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a past member of St. John's Church in Stringtown, Mo. Fay enjoyed reading, going for long walks, lunching with friends, movies, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She also loved animals, especially her cats. She loved trips to the library, exploring the beaches at Cape Cod, and always dreamed of being a writer. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts and Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She loved going to tag sales and bluegrass festivals with her sister. She drew strength from God and from her close friendships with Diana and Bonnie. She was extremely grateful for their presence in her life. She was truly a special lady, always willing to help others at the expense of herself. She was so deeply loved and will be even more deeply missed. Her family will treasure the good times they had with her and will keep the memory of her in their hearts forever. Survivors include: one son, Christopher Beeler of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Andrea Yurko and her husband Christopher of Easthampton, Mass.; one sister, Vernie Murray and her husband Lee "Pete" of California, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Zane Linehan and Evan Yurko. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville; and an infant sister, Ella M. Connell. Visitation will held at Freeman Mortuary from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Scott Musselman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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