OBITUARY

Margo Gayle Beal

May 10, 1947September 19, 2020
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Margo Gayle (Tabor) Beal, 73, of Belton, died Saturday, September 19, 2020. She was born in Belton on May 10, 1947, to Herman and Mary Powell Tabor, who preceded her in death. Margo graduated from Belton High School in 1965 and was married to Donald Beal on March 2, 1968. They had a daughter, Valerie, and a son, Christopher. Donald died in 1984.

She began working as a secretary at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City before serving as a photographer/reporter at the Belton Star Herald and the Olathe Daily News, and a human resources manager at Ozanam before retiring in 2013.

Margo co-owned Flamingo West and Buy the Book, and held part-time jobs for fun at Hallmark and Dryden Drugs.

She was a record-keeper and member of the Belton Cemetery Board and a member of the Belton Historical Society as well as PbAs2.

Margo was involved actively with foster parents’ organizations, she helped organize BHS class reunions and was a Boy Scout leader.

She is survived by her brother, Mark (Evelyn) Tabor; two sisters, Mickey and Mary Ann Tabor; daughter Valerie (Mikeal) Sullivan and son Christopher (Crystal) Beal; and five grandchildren, Jake and Alex Sullivan and Kellie, Bayleigh and Charlie Beal.

A Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23 at CrossRoads United Methodist Church, 515 Markey Blvd. in Belton, with a Graveside Service at 11:30 a.m. in Belton Cemetery. A virtual memorial page has been established at www.facebook.com/groups/827414941132518/?fref=mentions for those unable to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Belton Cemetery Board or the Belton Historical Society.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jacob Sullivan
  • Charlie Beal
  • David Miranda
  • Andrew Hall
  • Rob Powell
  • Joshua Srader
  • DONATIONS

  • Belton Cemetery Board
  • Belton Historical Society

Services

  • Walk-Thru Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Memories

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Kathy Muder

September 23, 2020

Valerie and Chris and your families,
I was so surprised to hear about your moms passing. We moved to Belton in 1963 and Margo babysat the Maurer's five children. She also work at the Belton Star Herald which our father and mother, Joe and Dodie owned. We have so many fond memories of Margo. And when my mom retired from the Star Herald, Margo hosted her retirement party. It was so kind of her. She was so funny and had a smile not to forget. I hope this find you all managing through the steps, I am sure it is all a blur. Take good care, keeping you close in prayer and asking God to shed comfort, peace and strength on each of you.
God Bless You, Kathy (Maurer) Muder

Suzanne Dryer

September 23, 2020

Margo was one of a kind. Always ready to tell a story and deliver the punchline with a straight face. We will miss her sweet face. She and Don were a great pair. Glad our kids got to know each other. Peace and Love.
Suzanne and Bill

Laura O'Brien

September 22, 2020

I worked with Margo several years ago at Ozanam. She was a hard worker and a lot of fun at the same time. The odd thing is that I just thought of her a couple of days ago and wondered how she was. I am grateful to have known her.

I wish her family the comfort of memories of happy times shared with her. I remember how much she loved all of you.

Laura O'Brien
Kansas City

Kathryn Daugherty

September 22, 2020

She was a very sweet and kind hearted woman. So sorry for your loss.

Judy Farrow

September 21, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Prayers to her family. Margo was always a joy to be around. She was a great neighbor.

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