Beatrice A. Anderson

December 11, 1923December 1, 2010


Beatrice Arlene Anderson passed away early Wednesday morning, December 1, 2010 at ManorCare Health Services in West Des Moines, IA. A visitation will be held at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel, 801 19th Street in West Des Moines, IA from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Funeral services will be held at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Beatrice was born on December 11, 1923 in Des Moines, IA and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She and Keith were married on September 28, 1944 and raised their family in West Des Moines, IA following World War II. “Bea” was a very loving and dedicated wife and mother who thoroughly enjoyed her time with her kids and grandchildren.

Beatrice is survived by her husband, Keith; brother, Ramon (Polly) Vermeulen of Tucson, AZ; three sons, Ronald (Sue) of Olathe, KS, Gary (Cheryl) of Chesterfield, MO and Craig of West Des Moines, IA; four grandchildren, Ryan, Cory, Jeff and Amy; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Pearl Vermeulen; and a sister, Doris.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 4, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, December 3, 2010

Beatrice A. Anderson

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Linda Titzel McCormack

December 9, 2010

Growing up next door to the Andersons is a wonderful childhood memory for me. Bea was always smiling and laughing and was good to everyone. She will be greatly missed.

Kellee McConnelee Carter

December 9, 2010

Great Aunt Bea shared her joy openly with everyone. She left a great legacy.

December 7, 2010

The Andersons were a special part of my childhood. I will always remember how happy Bea was. She had a smile on her face and a song in her heart! My thoughts and prayers are will all of you. Fondly,
Peggy Titzel Ianoale

December 5, 2010

So sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Pam (Randles) Vegors

December 4, 2010

I remember Bea as a lady with a broad smile and a twinkle in her eyes, a very pleasant person who shall be remembered in a positive way. Sandy McConnelee

December 4, 2010

Great Aunt Bea was always so gracious and welcoming when we would come to visit, a very special lady. Vicki McConnelee Lewis (Orange, CA)

Christie Thielman (Fidler)

December 3, 2010

One of the things I remember most about Bea is that she "always" had a smile on her face!! What a great lady she was and she will be greatly missed by many. Fondly,

John Pickens

December 3, 2010

Mrs A has had a very profound affect on my life. She provided me with very special friends in the form of her sons. I am saddened for their loss. I celebrate her life as a wonderful accomplishment. It shows in the family she has left behind.