Slaughter, Beatrice Grams (nee West) of Ballwin, MO, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday March 11,2014 at the age of 84. Beatrice was born in Licking, MO on April 7, 1929. Beloved wife of Billie Slaughter; precious mother to Barbara (Robert) Crites and the late Billy Slaughter; cherished grandmother to Stephanie (Chris) Johnson, Chrissy (Billy) Niedringhaus, Jenny (John) Schallert; loving great- grandmother of Matt, Nathan, Jeremy (Johnson), Sophia Beatrice and Liam ( Niedringhaus); dear sister of Virginia (Ray) Lingua; cherished aunt, cousin and friend to many. Grandma Bea was the foundation of the family and will be greatly missed by all. Services: Visitation will be held March 14 from 1230-230 with service following at Schrader funeral home in Ballwin, MO.