Beatrice Marlene "Bea" (Johnson) Eppert

Born: Fri., Sep. 20, 1935
Died: Mon., Jan. 21, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Location: Syracuse

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 25, 2013
Location: Syracuse

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Beatrice Marlene “Bea” Eppert, 77 of Syracuse, IN passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was born on September 20, 1935 in Goshen, IN to Charles Howard & Emma Laverne (Bailey) Johnson.

She was a lifetime area resident and graduated from Warsaw High School. On July 4, 1966 in Rome City, IN she married Earl Eppert who preceded her in 1992. She was a retired as a nurse’s aide from Avalon Village in Ligonier after several years of service. She was a member of Benton Free Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie 3760 in Syracuse.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters - Mrs. Scott (Connie Sue) Amsden of Milford & Mrs. Roger (Melinda Lou) Cannon of Syracuse
2 Sons – Leonard Allen (wife, Cindy) of Vandalia, MI & Steven “Mike” (wife, Peggy) Eppert of Syracuse
12 Grand, 22 Gt. Grand, & 2 Gt. Gt. Grandchildren
Sister – Betty (Dale) Clouse of Albion
4 Brothers – Delbert (wife, Shirley) Johnson, Kenny Johnson, Roger (wife, Connie) Johnson all of Albion, & Harold (wife, Shirley) Johnson of Avilla

She is preceded by her parents, husband, daughter – Rebecca Bills, granddaughter – Michelle Eppert, & grandson – Samuel Cannon, 2 sisters – Loretta Clark & Lottie Ley, 2 brothers – Jack Johnson & Wesley Johnson.

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the funeral home with Rev. Lenny Krebs of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to Animal Welfare League, 3498 E. 100S, Pierceton, In 46562 or Benton Free Baptist Church, 67939 Mission St., Goshen, IN 46526.

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Richard & Kym Owen
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
To the entire Eppert family,

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Richard & Kym Owen and the Staff of Owen Family Funeral Home

Pam Ridings
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Thinking of you all and sending you my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God be with each of you.
Dave and Pam Ridings

Brice Overman
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Bea's passing away i wish to send my condolences. Kathryn Joan Secrist was my wife. We both loved Bea a lot. She wa a good friend to both of us.

Tommy & Paula Ryman
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Beas, passing. She was a dear friend for many years. We will miss her, Our prayers are with all of you.
Tommy & Paula

rhonda johnson
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013
Dear Betty and your Brothers,
I am so sorry about your losses. Giving up family is so difficult and filling those spaces in our life take a while. Please know that our family is thinking about you at this time. Much love, Rhonda and Eric and all of Lyman's family.

Gary Coy
   Posted Fri January 25, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an outstanding person. I remember when she sold Avon to mom. I looked forward to her visits. I did not realize that it was your mom I pulled over for at the stop light at Dairy Queen. My prayers are with you and your family.