NEWTON - Rose Beemer, 85, of Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Newton Medical Center.
Born in Franklin, Mrs. Beemer lived in Sparta before moving to Newton in 1972.
She was a former nurse's aide at Valley View Care Center in Newton, retiring in 1991.
The daughter of the late John and Anna (Mikalic) Winsek, Mrs. Beemer also was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence R. Beemer, on Sept. 15, 1980; her daughter, Gail Beemer, on May 7, 2006; two brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her grandchildren, Robert W. Draughon III of Newton and Heather R. Draughon of Newton; her sister, Ann Johnson, of New York State; and four great-grandchildren, Julianna, Joel, Demarius and Dazia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Interment will be held in North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com