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Margaret Beer

February 6, 1911 — March 16, 2017

Roanoke - Margaret Gertrude Beer, 106, of Roanoke, Illinois died at 12:55 am on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, where she was a resident for the past four years.
She was born on February 6, 1911, in Roanoke, IL to John and Hulda Steffen Beer. She attended Roanoke Grade School and was the first member of her family to graduate from Roanoke Victory High School.
After graduation in 1929, she was employed as a telephone operator in Roanoke for ten years before taking the job of postal clerk in the Roanoke Post Office for thirty-one years until her retirement in 1976. She lived at 508 North Jefferson Street in Roanoke for seventy years of her life.
Surviving are three nephews and their wives; Marvin and Gwen Hangartner of Spring Hill, FL; John and Jody Beer of Waterford, WI; Richard and Lynn Beer of Canton, GA; and two nieces by marriage, Marge Beer and Sharon Blunier. She is further survived by three great-nieces and five great-nephews; four great-great nieces and five great-great nephews; and three great-great-great nieces and two great-great-great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two sisters, Ella Blunier and Ann Hangartner; two brothers, Irvin and Roy Beer; one niece, Doris (Hangartner) Irving; three nephews, Nelson Blunier, Derald Beer and Gerald Beer; one great-niece, Debra Beer; and one great-nephew, Christopher Beer.
Margaret was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Roanoke where funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday March 18th. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-10 am prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at


MAR 18. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

Funeral Services

MAR 18. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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