|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1963|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 2011|
Randall Joe Bever
Randall Joe Bever, 47, Savannah, Missouri, died Friday, August 26, 2011.
He was born September 6, 1963 to Joseph Harold and Marilyn Lucille (Weir) Bever.
Randy graduated from South Nodaway High School in 1981 where he played baseball and football. While in high school, Randy worked as a nurse's aid at Saint Francis Hospital in Maryville, MO. After high school, Randy joined the Missouri Army National Guard and completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Randy served as a specialist with the Headquarters Battery 1/129th Field Artillery in 1981 for six years as a combat medic and was honorably discharged in 1987.
Randy worked at numerous Ambulance Districts throughout the Northwest Missouri area as a Paramedic. Those Ambulance Districts include: Nodaway County, Heartland Paramedics, Gold Cross, Northland Regional, Tri-County, Daviess County and Andrew County. Randy served as a Supervisor at Gold Cross. He received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College and worked in many roles to include: Staff Nurse, Resource Nurse, Educator and Preceptor in the Emergency Room at Heartland Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. Simultaneously, Randy served as a air crew member in the role of an EMT-P/RN in 1998 for LifeNet Air Medical Services where he later became/maintained a Chief Flight Nurse position/Base Supervisor in 2000 at the St. Joseph, Missouri Rosecrans Airbase.
In addition to working shifts in the Emergency Room and on the helicopter, he also taught classes for the American Heart Association and Emergency Nurses Association. Randy frequently mentored paramedic and nursing students and other health professionals. He was a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, and the Missouri Emergency Medical Association. Randy had a strong work ethic and was employed by most of these services at the same time. He married the love of his life and soul mate Shanna Bascue June 24, 2006.
Randy loved his career, his family and friends but, eight months ago there was a change in Randy. A little boy named Ja'Mar came into his life. Randy chose to call his little man "Boo Boo". Randy felt like "BooBoo" resembled the character from Yogi the Bear. The two were inseparable. He also enjoyed working out, playing softball and watching sports.
Randy had an Angels touch, his work went beyond the walls of the health care profession. He has touched countless lives. When situations were at their worst the presence of Randy would create calm during chaos. Just a little grin from Randy would give his co-workers the confidence to perform in the most stressful situations. Randy is a Hero's Hero.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Basil and Juanita Weir and Harold and Doris Bever.
Survivors: his wife, five sons, Justin Randall Bever, Aaron Matthew Bever, Bailey Bascue, Brandon Bascue, and Brysen Bascue; two daughters, Taylor Michelle Hurt and Katie Bascue; grandson, Ja'Mar Hawkins Jr. (BooBoo); mother, Marilyn Weir; brothers, Ricky Ray Bever, Ryan Scott Bever, and Shane Earl Whited; sisters, Rhonda Jean Vinzant, Shelly Renee' Steinman, Traci Lynn Williamson, Jill Wieland, and Jodi Robbins; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Word of Life Church. The Family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory. The Family is establishing a fund for nursing students at Missouri Western State University.
Created by: LoveYourPast
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
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