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Olive M Dessel Beeson
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1920
Ida County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 2006
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA

BITUARY, The Sioux City Journal, 11 November 2006:

Olive M. Beeson, 86, of Cherokee died Monday, November 6, 2006, at Cherokee Villa Nursing Home and Rehab Center following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church in Quimby, Iowa, with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Condolences may be sent online to

Olive was born April 10, 1920, in Ida County, Iowa, to Oscar and Sophia (Reinbold) Dessel. In 1930, she moved with her parents from South Dakota to Washta, Iowa. She graduated from Washta High School in 1938.

In 1938, she married Darrel Beeson. She was a homemaker and stay at home mom. She enjoyed church work and was a past president of St. Helen's Guild at St. John's Catholic Church. She was a fifty-year member of the church. She also was a past president of the Washta Study Club, Hobby Club and Painting Club. She enjoyed craft making, painting, sewing and cooking. She was an expert seamstress.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Jerry Hentz of Bedford, Texas, and Mary and Bill Larson of Cherokee; a sister, Dorothy Mundy of Lawton, Iowa; a brother, Kenneth Dessel of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren and their spouses, Larry and Kathe Meyer, Paul and Lisa Meyer, Sheryl and Eric Kolb, Heather Larson-Frederick and Jeremy Frederick, Stacy and Jeff Vostad and Terri and Jeff Fredrichsen; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darrel in 2000; an infant son, Thomas in 1943; and two brothers, Delbert and Joe Dessel.

Burial: 13 November 2006, Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury Co., Iowa
Family links: 
  Oscar L. Dessel (1883 - 1959)
  Sophia G. Reinbold Dessel (1887 - 1938)
  Paul "Darrell" Beeson (1917 - 2000)
  Thomas Beeson (1944 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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Olive M <i>Dessel</i> Beeson
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