Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 25, 1999
OBITUARY - BEATRICE I. McGINNIS
Beatrice I. McGINNIS was born June 4, 1911, at Newton, Iowa to William and Hazel (EATON) STAM. She passed away on
November 17, 1999, in Omaha, Nebraska.
On January 21, 1939, she was united in marriage to Lester J. McGINNIS. They lived in Jasper County, Iowa and Baxter, Iowa.
Lester died on September 12, 1969 and Beatrice moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa in 1973 to be near her son and his family.
Beatrice always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was always actively involved in church functions. She
created many heirlooms by quilting, crocheting and knitting over the years. She also did a lot of sewing, crafts and
Beatrice was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Church and a prayer group
at Heritage Park Apartments. She was a former member of the Bethany United Church of Christ in Baxter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lester; a brother Kenneth MARTIN; and three sisters, Lucille SHAFER,
Zola MARTIN and Lorraine, at birth.
Survivors include her son Walter McGINNIS and his wife Beverly of Mount Ayr; granddaughters, Kim McGINNIS and Karla
McGINNIS and her husband Carl TAYLOR, all of Omaha, Nebraska; a sister Roselin ENDERTON of Davenport, Iowa; two brothers,
Lawrence STAM of Weldon, Iowa and Lesley MARTIN of Colfax, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many good friends.
Graveside services were at the Newton Union Cemetery, Newton, on Saturday, November 20, 1999 with Reverend Michael DRUHL
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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