Served in the Women's Army Corp

Beatrice “Bea” Marie Dannan died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the age of 92. The first child of Nelson and Lila Crofoot Brooks, Bea was born in Arlington, Iowa, on June 4, 1921. She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Women’s Army Corp and married Donald Dannan in Iowa on December 31, 1953.

Bea resided in Missouri from 1955 until her death, working for many years at a major department store in St. Louis. She enjoyed golf, winning many trophies, and continued playing into her 80’s.

Bea was very active in her church, St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton, MO., being involved in Altar Guild, Shawl Ministry, and Daughters of the King. She was also the greeter at the 10 a.m. Sunday service, together with Gordon Perry, with whom she co-founded the Beatrice Dannan and Gordon Perry Servant’s Heart Award. This is presented annually to members of the church who go “above and beyond” to serve the Lord and the community at large. Bea was also president of the Episcopal Christian Women for several years and a regular volunteer at LAMB House.

Bea always had a smile and treated all she met with love and respect. She enjoyed dining out with her “golfing ladies”, taking part in Camden County Museum meetings, helping with Museum Theatre productions and dances, and eating at the Elk’s Lodge. She was fond of being with family and friends; a most caring and social person.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her two brothers, Earl and Everett; and by one sister, Buena Jean Brooks Messer. She is survived by sisters, Addie Brooks Hill of Altoona, IA., Evelyn Brooks Metcalf, of Antioch,CA , Irma Brooks Glanzman of Pittsburg, California., and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Her cremains will be united with those of Don Dannan in Keokuk, IA. Her Daughters of the King cross will be with her.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Episcopal Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

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Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.