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Robert L Beals
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1917
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 2004
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

COLFAX -- Robert L. Beals, 87, of Colfax died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Mercy Capitol in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McKeever Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday after 2 p.m. at Walters-Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Robert L. Beals Memorial Fund.

The son of Walter James and Cecile (Pink) Beals, he was born March 13, 1917, in rural Ira. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1935. On Dec. 22, 1937, he married Margaret Leonard at the First Christian Church in Des Moines. He was a lifelong resident of Colfax. He farmed for many years and also worked at the Colfax Sale Barn.

Mr. Beals was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church, Grange, Elks Lodge, and Knights of Pythias. He also served on the school board, where he served as president in 1965, as well as on the board of trustees for Sherman Township.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Mitchellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Michael Gannon of Colfax; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emy Lou Pickett of Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Josiah "Poe" Gannon.
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  Margaret Leonard Beals (1917 - 2006)
McKeever Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Richard Weston
Record added: Oct 21, 2009
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Robert L Beals
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