CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Beatrice P. Margrabe, 82, of Cape Girardeau, went into the arms of Jesus to join her husband and family on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Chaffee, daughter of Herbert Lee and Nellie (Skelton) Houseman. She and Herman J. Margrabe were married May 7, 1948, in Chaffee. He passed away Sept. 19, 2000.
Beatrice lived in Chaffee most of her life and worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau for five years. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Beatrice was very fond of her travels to Europe, Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoyed everyone she met while residing in Saxony Village and The Lutheran Home.
Loving survivors include: a daughter, Pat (Danny) Burger of New Hamburg; grandson, Matthew Burger of New Hamburg; grandson, Blake (Kim) Burger and their daughters, Macy and Mallory all of New Hamburg; granddaughter, Lyndsey (Justin) Mosby and their sons, Blake and Easton of Benton.
Also surviving is a son, Larry Margrabe of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter, Jodi Margrabe and her sons, Dustin and Justin Deen and Steven Margrabe, all of Sikeston; grandson, Eric Margrabe of Sikeston; a brother, James Houseman of Springfield; a sister, Juanita Tanner of Arizona; and a special cousin, Kathleen Whitling of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sandra Kay Margrabe; four brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Father David Hulshof will officiate.
Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Burger, Blake Burger, Justin Mosby, Eric Margrabe, Justin Deen, Dustin Deen, with honorary pallbearers Steven P. Margrabe and Steven A. Margrabe.
Sympathy messages may be sent to the family on-line at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Alzheimer's Association or charity of your choice.