Celebrating the life of Kathleen Ann Bealer
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Her funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, with Rev. Marv Jacobs, interim pastor and Mr. Ken Renkes co-officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Friday, January 24th at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. A 2:00 P.M. graveside service will be held at Fenton Cemetery in Fenton, IL. Memorials to Ebenezer Reformed Church and Resthave Home have been established.
Kathy was born May 7, 1942 in Sterling, IL, to Marvin and Alice (Norman) Dykema. She was educated in the Morrison grade schools and was a 1960 graduate of Morrison High School. She graduated from beautician school in 1961. On September 11, 2004 she married Dean A. Bealer in Morrison. He died October 27, 2012. Kathy worked for 15 years as a beautician/hairdresser in Morrison, along with Helen Rosenow. She then operated Kathy’s Beauty Shop in her home for 28 years. Later she worked for eight years as a beautician for Resthave Home. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and was involved with the church’s Lay Witness Missions, the Girl’s League and the church choir. She also taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and lead various Bible study groups. Kathy enjoyed traveling, scrap booking and cooking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and her many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include one sister, Merrial Allison of Morrison; one brother, Brent (Charm) Dykema of Morrison; nieces and nephews, Michelle Taylor, Scott Allison, Elizabeth (Brent) Vollmer, Todd Allison, Kristy (Franz) Dykema-Jacobs, Darren Dykema; many great nieces and nephews; two step-daughters, Marcia (Randall) Hekman of Grand Rapids, MI and Patricia MacDonald of Laguna Beach, CA; many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean; one step daughter, Susan Ritzenthaler; one brother-in-law, Ralph Allison Jr.
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