Elda Mae Beeler, 94, of Hamilton, Illinois, formerly of Warsaw and Sutter, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Unity Point Health in Keokuk.
Elda Mae was born on December 23, 1925, in Hancock County, Illinois, the daughter of Homer and Ida Louise (Koehler) Nagel. She attended Mt. Vernon school. Elda Mae was married to Edwin Beeler on February 24, 1944, by Reverend F. J. Nesi at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Sutter, Illinois. Edwin preceded her in death on April 10, 2003.
Elda Mae was a homemaker and ran a daycare for years. Many still kept in touch by sending pictures and news of their children. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, and making clothes for her children when they were young. She was a wonderful cook, baker and candy maker, and enjoyed family dinners. Elda Mae’s laughter brought joy to all those around her. She was a devoted wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved her family, friends and neighbors, but God was her best friend. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 86:11: “Teach me thy way, o Lord, I will walk in thy truth. Unite my heart to fear thy name.”
Elda Mae is survived by children Gary (Diane) Beeler of Sutter, Linda (Carroll) Leffler of Hamilton, Beverly Richard of Wildwood, Mo., Randy (Lonnie Neuman) Beeler of Boynton Beach, Fl. 12 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 7 great great grand children and one on the way, She is survived by 1 sister, Virginia Clark of Quincy, 3 brothers Lyle (Charlot) Nagel of Warsaw, James (Roberta) Nagel of Colorado Springs, Co., and Donald Nagel of Basco.
Elda Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Beeler, 4 brothers, Marvin (Betty) Nagel, Walter (Fern) Nagel, Milton (Carlene) Nagel, John (Luella) Nagel, 3 sisters Gladys (Carroll) Fleck, Selma (Clarence) Morales, Margaret (Benny) Crowell 1 sister-in-law Karen (Burrows) Nagel, 1 brother-in-law Robert Clark and 1 son-in-law Bill Richard.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw, Hamilton United Methodist Church, or Lutheran Cemetery in Warsaw, Illinois.
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