JoAnna Beeker

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Mrs. JoAnna Vannoy Beeker of Lexington passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at her home. She was 82.

Mrs. Beeker was born Aug. 30, 1931, to James and Annie Vannoy of Ashe County.

She grew up with her maternal grandparents, William and Dora Miller, of the Orion Community. Mrs. Beeker was a 1952 graduate of Appalachian State University. She was a school teacher and retired from Davidson County Social Services. Mrs. Beeker was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Boyden Beeker Sr.; and her son, Dermont Issac "Ike" Beeker.

Mrs. Beeker is survived by her sons, Walter Beeker Jr. of Welcome, William Beeker (Debbie) of Lexington, Vann Beeker (Jennifer) of Lexington; her daughter, Adelaide Beeker of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Clark Beeker, Cole Beeker, Preston Beeker, Olivia Beeker and Emerson Beeker.

A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Tom King and Reverend Dr. Stephen Pillsbury officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m., prior to the service at Center United Methodist Church and other times at the home.

A memorial donation may be made to an educational .

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Published in Jefferson Post from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013
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