Eleanor M. Beebe

Eleanor M. Beebe, age 89, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley. Eleanor was born October 27, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska to Harry V. and Muriel G. (Yard) Hood. She attended school in Omaha and graduated from North High School. Eleanor was married to William H. Beebe, May 8, 1949 in Omaha. William passed away in 2012. Eleanor was a homemaker and was also employed at DL Blair company as a Supervisor. Eleanor enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, cooking, flowers, and ironing.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, sisters, Lois Joy, Marion Pratt, brother-in-law, Ronald Beebe.

Survivors include her children: Cherie Wallace and friend Max Roberts of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Vicki Osweiler and husband Jim of Eagle, Idaho; David Beebe and wife Carol of Mondamin, Iowa; Kent Beebe and wife Jeanette of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Troy Beebe and friend Kathi Neill of Modale, Iowa; sister: Barbara Manzitto of Round Rock, Texas; sister-in-laws: Roma Beebe of Blair, Nebraska; Joyce Fry and husband Richard of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Church following the committal service at the cemetery.


In Loving Memory Of


Eleanor M. Beebe



October 27, 1928                                     Omaha, Nebraska


Entered Into Rest

April 27, 2018                                       Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018

Modale United Methodist Church

Modale, Iowa


Officiating                                                           Gary Alton

Pastor Gideon Gallo


Taped Selections

“Arms Of An Angel”

“A Mother’s Prayer”

“You Raise Me Up”


Honorary Casket Bearers

Scott Osweiler                                            Nichole Matteson

Jill Miles


Casket Bearers

Kyle Beebe                                                       Kody Beebe

Jason Dohmen                                                 Colton Beebe

Randy Amorebieta                                        Keri Amorebieta

Angela Farman                                              Jenifer Wueste


Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa







In the sand

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”






  • joan bonham Posted April 29, 2018 9:53 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Eleanors passing. I worked with her in Blair 40 + yrs ago at a fulfilment center. loved her to death, and went out with her and Bill, and Dion and Shirley cleaver, and Lyle and Kathy Gilgen. she will truly be missed, my prayers are with her family…

  • Vickie Cameron Posted April 30, 2018 5:50 pm

    Cheri, Vicki, David, Kent, & Troy, I am keeping you all in my prayers and also remembering all the good times & laughter all those years ago when we were growing up.. God Bless you and your families, Vickie

  • Dave and Helen Myers Posted May 2, 2018 4:47 pm

    Sorry to hear for your loss. She was a very good neighbor always had a smile and a wave even when Bill got his lawnmower stuck in the mud and we pulled him out. She just waved and laughed at us. Will surely be missed. .

  • Dave and Helen Myers Posted May 2, 2018 4:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss

  • Marie Turpen Posted May 4, 2018 10:18 am

    Cherie, Vicki and the little boys I didn’t get to know, since they weren’t here yet when we’d go swimming. I’m so sorry about your loss. Your mom was always so sweet. This part of life on this earth is the hard part, leaving holes in our lives. I was late hearing about funeral and had committed to take supper, last night, to family that had a loss and today that visitation and I have therapy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, would love to see you again. God bless and carry you through all these tough times.
    Love, Marie (Stansberry ) Turpen

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