Mary Ellen Bever
A Celebration of Life for longtime Prowers County resident Mary Ellen Bever was held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Peacock Family Chapel. Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church will be officiating. Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Mary Ellen was born December 24, 1911 at Ingraham, Illinois to Grant and Viola (Graham) Kepp and passed away at the age of 96 on July 20, 2008 at the Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, Colorado.
Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her husband Everett Bever in 1982 and her parents Grant and Viola (Graham) Kepp. She is also preceded by her three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her children Pauline Kepp of Alamosa, CO, Ellis (Bessie) Bever of Lamar, CO, Lonnie (Diane) Bever of Holly, CO and Louise (Keith) Clark of Rural Bristol, CO. Mary Ellen is also survived by her 5 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Her sister Ruby Sniff of Lamar and a brother Grant (June) Kepp of Cheyenne, Wyoming also survive as well as many friends and other family members also survive.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Christian Church or the Holly Nursing Care Center direct or in care of the Funeral Home office.
We would like to echo the thoughts of our son Bud about what a caring "babysitter" Mrs. Bever was to our children. She was a very special lady ! Our sympathies to all her family and friends. She will be missed.
Bill and Kathy Wootten
|To the Family of Mrs. Bever, I recall with much fondness the "babysitting" that we received from "Mrs. Bever" as we knew her. My parents could not have found a more responsible or caring person to watch us while they went on some most deserving trips away from us kids. The best memory I have is that one time we were at the movie theater and her car would not start, well she got us kids home in the only cab in Lamar at the time, and she came out of the house with cash and all kinds of apoligies. I can only wish that I find someone like her to watch my kids! My sincerest condolences go out ot you all. Bud Wootten |
|Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I remember going to the nursing home in Holly and visiting on several occasions with Mrs Beavers. If there is anything we can do let us know. John and Bernice Bellomy |
We are so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. Her brother Grant Walter (G.W.) was a great friend of ours (Delbert and Dot)back in the 1940's and 50's. We lost contact with G.W. and June over the years, so glad to hear that they are still well and in Cheyenne. If my memory is correct, either Mary Ellen and Everett, or Kieth and Louise were also our landlords when we rented their house in the 200 block of North 11th in Lamar, in 1955-56. We are keeping the family in our prayers. May the Lord bless and keep you in your time of sorrow. Delbert and Dot Spencer, Rocky Ford, CO