|Born||29 December 1888|
|Died||3 April 1944|
|Father||Ralph Downs Vernon|
Griswold American, April 5, 1944
Mrs. A. J. Beebe Died in Lewis Saturday
Mrs. A. J. Beebe, who for the past several weeks had been suffering from cancer, died at her home in Lewis Saturday morning at two o'clock. During her illness she was a patient sufferer and planned her funeral arrangements to the last detail. She was resigned to her fate and was cheerful to the end. Everything that careful nursing and medical skill could do for her would not prolong her life. Zola Vernon, daughter of the late R. D. and Sarah Vernon, was born in Anita, Iowa, December 29, 1888, died at her home in Lewis April 1, 1944 aged 55 years, 3 months and 2 days. She spent her girlhood in Anita and was happily united in marriage to A. J. Beebe on June 8, 1910. They made their home in Anita and Council Bluffs and located in Lewis in 1918. Mrs. Beebe was active in all social work and at the time of her death was Seventh District President of the Rural Mail Carriers Auxiliary. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Lewis a member of the Methodist Church, served as a member of the Lewis school board and also the Cass county school board. Always willing and ready to do what she could in any thing that would be a benefit to the community in which she had long resided. She is survived by her husband, a son, Vernon Beebe, of Kamuela, Hawaii, who made a trip to see her after she was stricken, one grandson, one sister, Mrs. I. F. Hayenga, of George, Iowa, who assister in her care, two brothers, E. D. Vernon of Monticello, Iowa and H. T. Vernon, of Ardmore, Oklahoma and a very large circle of friends. A daughter Nola Alice, died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Lewis Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. A Breeling, her pastor, officiated at the services. The singing was by Mrs. C. W. Hancock and Mrs. Colbert Marker. Mrs. Gale Knoke was the accompanist. Songs were ``Safe in the Arms of Jesus and ``It is Well With My Soul. Casket bearers were Byron Casady, Eldon Burnside, Russell Marshall, Wilbur Breckerbaumer, J. T. Rieneka and Marion Baker. Following the services at the church, which were very largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends, the remains were taken to the Anita Cemetery where they were tenderly laid away on the family lot. The sympathy of all goes out to those who are left to mourn the passing of this good wife, mother and friend.