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Obituaries

Obituaries

James Lee Beem Sr. 1931 - 2006 Olathe

Oskaloosa - Services for James Lee Beem Sr., 74, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery.Mr. Beem died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Olathe Medical Center.He was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Oskaloosa, the Son of Paul Edward and Wilma Adeline Manley Beem. He moved from Oskaloosa to Olathe in 1972.Mr. Beem worked as a custodial and maintenance engineer for 22 years at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park and retired in 1993. He also worked as a bus driver in Oskaloosa.He married Ida Mae Cropper on Feb. 27, 1958, in Winchester. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Daniel J. and Thomas P., both of Olathe; three daughters, Robin Ann Beem and Debra Kay Beem, both of Olathe, and Rita Freda Fay Pennell, Gardner; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.A son, James Beem Jr., died in January 1999.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home before the services. The family suggests memorials to the James L. Beem Sr. Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.