Bertha "Bea" Napier - Bauza, nee Mace, 79, of Columbia, Ill., formerly of Fairmont City, Ill., born June 16, 1936, in Eldon, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Columbia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Columbia, Ill.
Bea was retired from Holiday Inn in California.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Louis Bauza and Jackson Napier; a daughter, Norma Lynn Richardson; her parents, Oscar and Lily, nee DeMott, Mace; two brothers, James Oscar Mace and Dewey Ross DeMott; and a sister, Phyllis DeMott.
Surviving are her son, Dennis (Rose) Richardson; her stepchildren, Virginia (Joe) Bauza-Cummings, Pauline Migneron, Donald Bauza, Eugene (Glenda) Bauza, and Mariah Hughes; three sisters, Wanda Hollis, Gladys Callahan, and Lily Popp; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was a dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend.
Condolences may be expressed online at braunfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Reid officiating. Private burial will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
BRAUN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 29, 2016