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Mary Lou Beyer

May 25, 1934 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 84)

Mary Lou Beyer was born May 25, 1934, to A.W. and Thelma (Mitchell) Garrett, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  She passed away at The Comfort House in Pella, on August 28, 2018.

Mary Lou attended Oskaloosa Grade School and was a 1952 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. 

On October 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Carrol Beyer. To this union they were blessed with two children: Candy and Barry.  Mary Lou helped

her husband Carrol work on the farm her entire life.  Family was very important to her and her greatest joy was her grandchildren.  She always made time for them and made them feel special. She loved watching them play sports and never missed a game in which they played. She was a member of the Lynnville Friends Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Candy and Merl Van Zante, and Barry and Linda Beyer; her grandchildren: Matthew and Alexis Van Zante, Landon and Jana Van Zante, Jordon Van Zante and Allie Reed, Nick Beyer and Kelsey Beyer; and four great grandchildren: Dawson and Braden Van Zante and Alexa and Noelle Van Zante.  Mary Lou is  survived by her sister Betty Plate of Pella and Elaine (Danny) Brown of Oskaloosa.  Mary Lou is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Nadine Garrett and Nancy Garrett and her siblings-in-law Lloyd (Arlene) Brand.

Mary Lou is preceded in death by her husband Carrol, her parents, parents-in-law, her siblings and in-laws: Dorothy (Dale) Hazelett, Arlene (Bill) Salway, Bill (Miladean) Garrett, Bob (Juanita) Garrett, Bob Plate, Margie (Fred) Black, Don Garrett, and Keith Garrett.

Donations may be made to:

Lynnville Historical Society