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DECATUR -- Dorothy Jean (β€œJean”) Rechkemmer Beaman Waldvogel, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017. She is survived by her 3 children and 4 step children; Kelly Beaman (Florissant, MO), Bill Beaman (St. Louis, MO), Andy Beaman (Chicago, IL), Merikay Waldvogel (Jerry Ledbetter) of Knoxville, TN, Sally (Steve) Pundt of Minneapolis, MN, Carol Waldvogel (Mike Williams) of Boston, MA and Steve Waldvogel (of Gila, NM).

Jean is also survived by her sisters; Pat (Dick) Tate of Summerfield, FL; Donna (Tim) Daniel of Black Creek, NC and Carole (Guy) Allen of Blue Eye, MO.

Jean cherished being a gramma to Amy Beaman (Lowell Ricketts), Sam Beaman, Nathan (Becky White) Pundt, Kristen Pundt, Laurel Williams and Chris Williams and a great gramma to Sebastian Pundt-White. Jean was also a bonus mom and gramma to many. And she was an amazing friend to many more.

Jean was preceded in death by her first husband Frank Beaman in 1973, her second husband Al Waldvogel in 2016 and her daughter, Kim Beaman White in 2007.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11 at Ferguson Presbyterian Church, 401 Darst, St. Louis, MO 63135. Service will begin at 11:00 am, and will be followed by a light lunch provided by the Deacons of the church.

Our mom, gramma, great gramma, step mother, sister, neighbor and friend will be sorely missed by many. But we are each better for having known Jean!

The family would like to express a huge thank you to Mercy Hospice and Compassionate Nursing Services for all of their above and beyond care and help provided to mom as she exited this world with peace and dignity.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ferguson Presbyterian Church (401 Darst, Ferguson, MO 63135), Mercy Hospice (c/o Mercy Health Foundation, 615 S. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141) or I Love Ferguson (Iloveferguson.com) are appreciated.

Obituary written by family members.

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