Dorothy J. Beemer
1920 - 2020
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Dorothy Jean Beemer, 99, of Emmaus, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 20th. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Wallace Beemer who passed away in 1997. Born in Windber, PA, on November 12th, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Forsyth) Howe. Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of State College High School and a 1942 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She spent most of her professional career as an elementary school teacher and taught second grade for 25 years at Kings Highway Elementary School in Old Zionsville in the East Penn School District. During World War II, Dorothy worked as an airplane parts inspector for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, New York.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved daughter, Susan Jean Bieber, her faithful son-in-law Scott Bieber, her devoted caregiver, Mrs. Mary Dreisbach, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother John Howe and her sisters Betty Howe, Alice Peas, Virginia Howe and Helen Allen.

Dorothy loved being a wife, a mother and a teacher and was devoted to the many students she touched during her long teaching career. She was also an avid animal lover who rescued and raised several dogs and found homes for many stray kittens. She grew up during the Great Depression, and during World War II she graduated from college and married her high school sweetheart. She was a kind, gentle, and generous woman who gave far more than she received. Dorothy will be greatly missed but always lovingly remembered by her family, friends and neighbors.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Emmaus, www.BKRFH.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy's memory to Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036; to The Cat Shack, Inc., P.O. Box 950, Trexlertown, PA 18087; or to The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA 18031.

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Published in Morning Call on May 23, 2020.
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May 31, 2020
I loved her . She was the best teacher ever .. she saw I was behind in reading.. she kept me after school and helped me catch up .. I had the pleasure of thanking Hera couple of summers ago at wertzs cafe I told her I could of never been a nurse without her kindness I had to read 600-800 pages a week in school ..I told her all this and she smiled the same way she always did . I will forever think of her kindness .. prayers to her family and the legacy she left behind RIP MRS Beemer her spirit will live on Kings highway property forever .. Crystal Thomas PricklerRN
Crystal Thomas prickler
Student
May 31, 2020
Oh darn I loved her .. thank god I was able to thank her last year at Wertzes cafe I was 2 grades behind in reading and she spent time with me after school to help me catch up ... I told her with out her I would of never been able to read 400 pages from tue to Thursday and 400 more from Thursday to Tuesday in nursing school . I said I couldnt of been a nurse without you !!! She was my favorite teacher Iam so sorry for your loss she was loved more that youll ever know .. Crystal Thomas Prickler RN mrs Beemer class of 71
Crystal Thomas Prickler RN
Teacher
May 31, 2020
Oh darn I loved her .. thank god I was able to thank her last year at Wertzes cafe I was 2 grades behind in reading and she spent time with me after school to help me catch up ... I told her with out her I would of never been able to read 400 pages from tue to Thursday and 400 more from Thursday to Tuesday in nursing school . I said I couldnt of been a nurse without you !!! She was my favorite teacher Iam so sorry for your loss she was loved more that youll ever know .. Crystal Thomas Prickler RN mrs Beemer class of 71
Crystal Thomas Prickler RN
Teacher
May 31, 2020
Oh darn I loved her .. thank god I was able to thank her last year at Wertzes cafe I was 2 grades behind in reading and she spent time with me after school to help me catch up ... I told her with out her I would of never been able to read 400 pages from tue to Thursday and 400 more from Thursday to Tuesday in nursing school . I said I couldnt of been a nurse without you !!! She was my favorite teacher Iam so sorry for your loss she was loved more that youll ever know .. Crystal Thomas Prickler RN mrs Beemer class of 71
Crystal Prickler RN
Student
May 31, 2020
Oh darn I loved her .. thank god I was able to thank her last year at Wertzes cafe I was 2 grades behind in reading and she spent time with me after school to help me catch up ... I told her with out her I would of never been able to read 400 pages from tue to Thursday and 400 more from Thursday to Tuesday in nursing school . I said I couldnt of been a nurse without you !!! She was my favorite teacher Iam so sorry for your loss she was loved more that youll ever know .. Crystal Thomas Prickler RN mrs Beemer class of 71
Crystal Prickler
Student
May 31, 2020
Mrs. Beemer was my 2nd grade teacher and I remember her sweet smile, kindness and gentle nature. She was and still is my favorite teacher that I had throughout my school years. I remember her driving a wood paneled station wagon - the only one like it in the area, that I can recall. As I got older, I would sometimes see her car in the Weis parking lot and I would smile because that meant I would have the opportunity to see her inside and catch up and see how she was doing. Thank you for sharing your mother and her teaching skills with the many students and their families - whose lives she touched. She was a very special lady and I have no doubt that she is a beautiful angel in Heaven - sharing her sweet smile and watching us from above. I am so sorry for your loss.
Susan Miller (Peryamosi)
Student
May 24, 2020
She was my teacher approximately 50 years ago. She was always a favorite. Our class was lucky to have her. God bless.
Donald Martin
May 23, 2020
I recognized picture immediately. Approximately 50 years ago. Connie Mertz (Moyer). She is one of the teachers I always remembered in a positive way. Condolences and sympathies to the family.
Connie Kemmerer
May 23, 2020
I recognized her face and smile almost instantly, even though it has been 40 years since I saw her last in second grade. I remember my mom brought our new puppy Barney into class for my birthday show and tell. He peed on the floor but Mrs. Beemer didn't care. She is one of the few teachers I remember fondly from my childhood education. Thank you for your kindness and all you taught me. Rest in peace.
Sheryl Petrillo (McGehee)
Student
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