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December 21, 1946 January 24, 2019
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Helen Lorraine Beeson, age 72, of Ash Grove, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born on December 21, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Henry C. Sissom and Thelma Louise (Grenia) Sissom Johnson.

Helen was a wonderful woman. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and always sacrificed her needs for the good of the family. Helen was the rock and foundation and served as caretaker and peacemaker to all. She never let anyone stay a stranger for long as everyone she met became family to her. Helen loved being outdoors, cooking, gardening, and going to the casino. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Beeson; a daughter, Nicole Thatcher; a grandson, Thomas Ervin; her parents; four brothers, Norman, Wayne, Charlie, and Allen Sissom; a half-brother, Lindell Herrain; and her “baby,” a Pomeranian dog named Alley.

Helen is survived by her long time soul mate, Rick Hicks; her sons and their spouses, Steve Anderson, Tim and Kim Anderson, David and Lisa Anderson, Roger and Shelly Wilcox, Bret and Michele Hicks, and Shannon Hicks; ten grandchildren, Amber, Aaron, Bethany, Kristen, Kellie, Kristie, Kinadie, Kolsen, Kenley, and Kolbie; many other step children, and step grandchildren; five sisters, Virginia (Lonnie Cummings) Steadman, Darlene Killough, Lillian (Lowell) Curtis, Geraldine Sissom, and Brenda Midkiff; and a host of many more family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. Family and friends may share online condolences at

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6:00 PM 1/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

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