Beverly A. East

June 10, 1955 - February 12, 2013

Beverly A. East, 57, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday February 12, 2013, at Boone Hospital in Columbia after suffering a stroke. Bev was born in Kansas City, Kansas June 10, 1955, to Chum and Doris (Plemmons) VanHooser. On June 25, 1977, at their small farm near Faucett, Mo., Bev was united in marriage to Dan East, who survives at their home. Dan and Bev celebrated 35 years of loving marriage June 25, 2012. Bev worked in her early years in Kansas City, mostly for Whitaker Cable Corp., where she met her husband, Dan. She and Dan moved to Jefferson City in 1979. She was a loving homemaker and mother to her two children, David and Terrie, whom she adored. For the last 25 years Bev worked for the library at the Jefferson City Public High School. Bev and Dan moved to a small farm near St. Anthony in 2006, while she continued to work at the high school and the family farm. Bev adored days spent on the farm with her family and friends. She was known by those nearest to her to be full of love, compassion, and laughter. Bev lived a faithful life for the Lord. Bev is survived by her husband, Dan; two children, David East of Jefferson City and Terrie East of Columbia; her mother, Doris (VanHooser) Gaub of Crocker; one brother, Greg VanHooser of Osceola; and one uncle, Don L. VanHooser. She was preceded in death by her father, Chum VanHooser; father-in-law, Bill East; uncles, Jim Plemmons, Tipton VanHooser, Darrel VanHooser, Dorrel VanHooser; and grandparents, Allie and Alma Plemmons and Oscar and Montie VanHooser and other aunts and uncles. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at the Star Hope Cemetery in Elsberry, Missouri. Rev. Randall Germann, a family friend, is officiating. Services provided by Carter Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th St, Elsberry, MO (63343) (573) 898-2181. Online condolences may be made at The family asks for memorials be made to a charity or church of the donor's choice.

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