Rosemary  Beamer


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
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Joan Gaul
Jul 21, 2019
Bob and I send our sympathy.
May her soul and the souls of all of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Bob and Joan Gaul, Johnston, IA
Michelle Saffell
Jul 13, 2019
Rose Mary, I will miss your sweet soft spoken beauty and seeing you at Saffell family functions. Thank you for taking care of Albert all these years. I am happy you are healed again and with your husband again. And I am sure you and Gretchen and Albert are all dancing again. My heart hurts but I am blessed to have known you.
My thoughts and prayers to all who loved her as much as I did.
Kay Engle
Jul 11, 2019
Connie and family,
So sorry to lose Rosemary. My father was Bob,s first cousin. I am not able to travel. My husband and I live in Wisconsin with our oldest daughter and her family. Thinking of all of you,
Kay ()Russell) Engle