OBITUARY

B. Jean Rehm-Coomer

June 28, 1936December 27, 2018
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Beverly Jean Rehm-Coomer of Raymore, MO, died peacefully at her home on Thursday December 27, 2018 while visiting with her best friend and sister-in-law of 50+ years Pat Rehm-Hager and her husband of 13 years Robert E. Coomer.

Born in June of 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Adolph and Alice Soetaert, who proceeded her in death. Jean married Joseph Dolor Rehm in June of 1956. They had seven children and were married for 34 years when Dolor passed away unexpectedly in November 1990.

Jean Received a Bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University. She was a woman of many talents and had many varied jobs over the years. She was a dental assistant, worked for the Dioceses of Kansas City St. Joseph in the Chancery for Catholic Charities as well as the Cathedral downtown. She also worked in accounting and office management for various companies. She was the wife of a basketball coach in the early years; therefore had many other duties as well, like fixing Thanksgiving Dinner for upwards of 60 people when you included all the ball players who couldn’t make it home for the holidays. Her favorite job of all was being a Mom to all her kids and anyone else who needed mothering. She included everyone and always made room for one more.

Jean had a green thumb, an avid gardener and loved flowers and plants of all kinds. One of her favorite things was the annual trip to the Iris farm, a chance to buy more “weeds” according to her husband Bob. She was an accomplished cook and homemaker. She was a very creative person and was either sewing, fixing chairs, restoring antiques, doing crafts, and collecting heart shaped rocks, a skill which she has passed down through her kids all the way to her great grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her husband Robert E. Coomer; and her seven children: Joe Rehm(Robin Johnson), Leslie Watson(Mark), Leann Lawrence, Erin Ross, Shelley Hiesberger(Pat), Norman Rehm(Nancy) and Jane Becerra(Eleazar). Jean also had eleven grandchildren John Ross, Max Watson(Annie), Liz Hiesberger, Ellen Rehm, Dillon Rehm(Emilyn), Ethan Hiesberger, Anna Viramontes(Anthony), Alex Becerra, Cody Rehm, Jacob Seekins, Shane Lawrence. Five great-grandchildren Sam Hart, Haddie Watson, Henry Watson, Hazel Watson, Bradford Rehm. Her brother Don Soetaert(Liz) and sister Betty Martin. Two Stepsons; John Coomer(MaryAnn), Jim Coomer(Cindy). Five step-grandchildren; Colin Coomer, Katie Coomer, Alexis Girven(Josh), Morgan Coomer, Brittany Bonhams.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Rosary Service Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, December 31, 2018
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B. Jean Rehm-Coomer

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Frank and Millie Armato

December 29, 2018

Dear children. Frank and I met your folks when we both lived in Holiday Hills. In those days, late 1950's we had milk delivered and the paper man came to collect once a month. On one of those occasions of visiting with one of them he said "You should meet Dolor and Jean Rehm. They live just three houses up from you. He is from Illinois (as was I) and he is a teacher (as was Frank). We did meet and shared many years of friendship. When Frank was in a summer program in Columbia, Mo we had a storm here in KC and part of our roof shingles blew off. A neighbor came and put a tarp on. Jean was there with several of her children. I had five, the youngest just a few weeks old. Jean loaded us all and the baby crib into her station wagon and took us to her home now in Brookside. She quickly washed bedding and made supper and we spent the night there. I've never forgotten. We were still in contact with picnics etc when they moved to the beautiful farm home. We lost contact when they went to Texas? We renewed friendship with Jean when she lost Dolor. We visited occasionally and she and Bob came to our Christmas open house four or five years ago. Because of age and distance and my husbands health we only met them once for lunch. She was ALWAYS spirited, gifted, creative, caring, and doing for others. She told me you, Bob, treated her so well. Thank you for that. Our sympathy to Joe, Leslie, LeAnne, Erin, and forgive me for forgetting the rest of your names. We loved you Mom.

Pat Rehm-Hager

December 29, 2018

Jean was my dearest friend ever since we moved to Kansas City in 1963. Her heart of gold was there for any and everyone she encountered. Even tho her home was filled with 7 children her door was always open to so many extras during the years. Thank you Jean for your shoulder and hearty laughs thru the 55 great years of our friendship. Love you forever

Valerie Rehm Hagin

December 28, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Jean for her smile and kindness. She was an amazing mom of seven. I remember all of the basketball teams Uncle Dolor would bring home for Thanksgiving and she welcomed them all. She will be truly missed for her generosity and love she gave to everyone she met. To all the cousins I pray you will be comforted by God’s love and peace.

Dr David ( and Kristina) Parrack

December 28, 2018

I was lucky enough to be a trainer-manager for basketball for Coach Dolor Rehm at the ROCK from 1965 to 1969. In the summer of 1965 before starting at Rockhurst College, Dolor hired me to help pain their huge home on 76th and Main St in St. Elizabeth's Parish. That is when I first met Jean as she buzzed around their home which they had just moved into caring for the kids and unpacking but always finding time to make all of lunches while we worked. Later during my first Basketball Season with the Hawks, my girlfriend, Kristina ( my wife since), became good friends with Jean as they sat in the same area during the games. We remained close to both Jean and Dolor for the 4 years and we were very happy to have them at our wedding in August 1969 after I graduated from the Rock. Jean was always the quiet strength behind the often vocal and emotional Dolor. Together they made a great team. She was the "mom" for all of our players.
After graduation we went to medical school and then residency, and unfortunately we lost direct contact with them. And we regret that we have never had the pleasure of meeting Bob Coomer. We send our prayers of support and strength to Bob and the entire family. We know she is in heaven. Dr. David M. Parrack and Kristina

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Biography

Beverly Jean Rehm-Coomer of Raymore, MO, died peacefully at her home on Thursday December 27, 2018 while visiting with her best friend and sister-in-law of 50+ years Pat Rehm-Hager and her husband of 13 years Robert E. Coomer.

Born in June of 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Adolph and Alice Soetaert, who proceeded her in death. Jean married Joseph Dolor Rehm in June of 1956. They had seven children and were married for 34 years when Dolor passed away unexpectedly in November 1990.

Jean Received a Bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University. She was a woman of many talents and had many varied jobs over the years. She was a dental assistant, worked for the Dioceses of Kansas City St. Joseph in the Chancery for Catholic Charities as well as the Cathedral downtown. She also worked in accounting and office management for various companies. She was the wife of a basketball coach in the early years; therefore had many other duties as well, like fixing Thanksgiving Dinner for upwards of 60 people when you included all the ball players who couldn’t make it home for the holidays. Her favorite job of all was being a Mom to all her kids and anyone else who needed mothering. She included everyone and always made room for one more.

Jean had a green thumb, an avid gardener and loved flowers and plants of all kinds. One of her favorite things was the annual trip to the Iris farm, a chance to buy more “weeds” according to her husband Bob. She was an accomplished cook and homemaker. She was a very creative person and was either sewing, fixing chairs, restoring antiques, doing crafts, and collecting heart shaped rocks, a skill which she has passed down through her kids all the way to her great grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her husband Robert E. Coomer; and her seven children: Joe Rehm(Robin Johnson), Leslie Watson(Mark), Leann Lawrence, Erin Ross, Shelley Hiesberger(Pat), Norman Rehm(Nancy) and Jane Becerra(Eleazar). Jean also had eleven grandchildren John Ross, Max Watson(Annie), Liz Hiesberger, Ellen Rehm, Dillon Rehm(Emilyn), Ethan Hiesberger, Anna Viramontes(Anthony), Alex Becerra, Cody Rehm, Jacob Seekins, Shane Lawrence. Five great-grandchildren Sam Hart, Haddie Watson, Henry Watson, Hazel Watson, Bradford Rehm. Her brother Don Soetaert(Liz) and sister Betty Martin. Two Stepsons; John Coomer(MaryAnn), Jim Coomer(Cindy). Five step-grandchildren; Colin Coomer, Katie Coomer, Alexis Girven(Josh), Morgan Coomer, Brittany Bonhams.