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Beatrice "Bea" M. Tschappler, age 100 of Linn, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Linn Living and Rehab Center.
Bea was born October 13, 1915, in Fairland, OK, a daughter to the late Jacob and Gertrude (McGuire) White.
On April 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Eugene H. Tschappler in Freedom. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1979.
Bea worked for the pants factory in Linn and then worked for Shopsmith as a plastic mold operator. Later she was an assistant cook at the Linn Nutrition Center.
She was a member of Ryors Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Bea was a member of the Senior Center Band that went to different nursing homes in the area to play and sing. Bea played the piano, mandolin and the fiddle.
She enjoyed cooking, music, embroidery, piecing quilt blocks and crocheting.
Bea is survived by: one son, Larry Tschappler and his wife Bonnie of Linn; two daughters, Karen Tschappler of Linn and Betty Jones and her husband Donn of Canton, MO; five grandchildren, Hoda Ilyavi, Jr., Heidi Ilyavi, Hope Allegretti, Terry Tschappler, and Tammy Klouzek.
In addition to her parents and spouse of 33 years, Bea was preceded in death by a son, Randall Leon Tschappler and a brother, Theodore "Ted" White.
Private Graveside Services will be held at the Ryors Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to SSM Hospice or the Ryors Cemetery Fund.
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