|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1908|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1991|
Walter Jennings Beeler, 82, son of Jesse William Sheridan Beeler and Laura Anna Johnson Beeler, was born Sept. 13, 1908, in a log house east of Cabool. He died July 9, 1991, at Cox Medical Center in springfield.
He spent his early life in and around Cabool and attended Roberts and Yukon elementary schools. He graduated from Cabool High School in 1929. He lettered three years on the school basketball team.
He married Audrey Violet Grisham April 9, 1930. they had seven children.
He served as treasurer amd collector of Texas county for 20 years, from April 1949 to March 1969. Following retirement, worked part-time for his successor, Gene Rust, until 1976. He laso served as chairman of the Texas County Democratic Central Committee and visited with President Harry Truman during Truman's visit to Houston in 1959 to dedicate Texas County Memorial Hosptial.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and Royal Ammbassador's leader. He sang bass with church choirs and quartets. When the Beeler's moved to Cabool in 1987, he moved his membership to the First Baptist Church there.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; three brothers, Lester, Jess and Henry Beeler; and four sisters, Imogene Gordon, gladys Aumiller, Lucy Emmons and Iva Gordon.
Surviving are his children, David Allen Beeler of Los Angeles, Calif., Shirley Sue Casterline of Downington, Pa., Audrey Ann Bridges of Springfield, Walter Ray "Bucky" Beeler of Chico, Calif., John Sheridan Beeler Houston. donald Max Beeler of Springfield and Linda Jean Keeney of Rolla: and two sisters, Maxine Grisham of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Mattie Gordan of Security, Colo.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Services were July 13 at the First Baptist Church in Cabool with the Rev. Bill Carter and the Rev. Keith Stuart officiating. Burial was in the Cabool cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool.
Audrey Violet Grisham Beeler (1909 - 1989)*
Created by: Linda Keeney
Record added: Apr 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25747370
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