Loved her family and loved to garden, cook and volunteer her time to help others


Betty Jane Beem, daughter of Claud Nicholas and Rose Marie Wolfe Franck, was born, March 31, 1932, in Libby, Mont. She departed this life, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Windsor Estates Care Center, Camdenton, Mo., following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 25 days.
On June 9, 1951, in Thompson Falls, Mont., she was united in marriage to Randall Leslie Beem, and to this union, six children were born.  Together they shared more than 59 glorious years of marriage.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a grandson; three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her lovingly devoted husband, Randall Beem of the home; five grateful children, Randy C. Beem and Bill Beem and wife Carol all of Climax Springs, Mo.; Mike Beem and wife Heidi and Julie LeBeau and husband Dave all of Arvada, Colo., and Sandy Copenhaver and husband Mike of Hannibal, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Betty was born the third child from a family of 13. She attended school in Trout Creek, Mont. She was a full-time devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She liked nothing more than spending time with and doing for her family. She was the greatest mother ever, and fiercely defended and lovingly supported her family. She would do anything for a friend and often did.
Betty made a profession of faith and was a member of Climax Springs Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the 7-13 Fire-Birds and the Climax Springs 50 and Holding Club.
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening volunteering and cooking.  Most of all, time spend with her family was most precious to her.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. She was a very giving and caring woman who will be greatly missed by her family, friends and anyone who knew her. The world is a little less happy with her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mid Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.