Beatrice Harmeyer Obituary

Beatrice M. Harmeyer
Beatrice M. (Gear) Harmeyer
Beatrice M. Harmeyer

April 7, 1926 - May 24, 2006
Born in Springfield, OH
Resided in Altoona, IA
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Beatrice M. (Gear) Harmeyer, 80, died, Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Taylor House Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Des Moines. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines.

Beatrice was born April 7, 1926, the daughter of Dennis and Jessie Lambert in Springfield, Ohio. She was a graduate of Springfield High School. Following high school, Beatrice lived in West Des Moines for 20 years and the last 19 years in Altoona. Beatrice retired as an office manager in a physician’s office. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed ceramics.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John Gear; three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her husband Bernard J. Harmeyer; daughter, Kathleen Richards of Matthews, NC; sons: F. Joseph Gear of Roseville, CA and Thomas Gear of Eldora, IA; step children: Patricia Harmeyer of Des Moines, Mary Knight of Bondurant; Christina Free, Bernard C. Harmeyer, Michael Harmeyer, Brenda Abbott, Margaret Giles and James R. Harmeyer all of Altoona; 28 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her family will receive friends 4-7pm, Friday, May 26 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home. A Vigil Service will begin at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, May 26, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Saturday, May 27, 2006
9:30 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Saturday, May 27, 2006