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Beatrice Mary Jacoby McCall 1922-2004


Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 5/2/2008 at 00:25:54

The Mapleton Press
Monona County, Iowa
20 May 2004

Beatrice McCall

Beatrice M. McCall, age 81 of Mapleton, Iowa, died Monday, May 10, 2004 at Mapleton.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton with Msgr. Mark Duchaine officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A rosary led by St. Mary’s Rosary Society was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and a Vigil Wake Service was held at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.

Beatrice Mary (Jacoby) was born in Mapleton, Ia., to Henry and Catherine (Flammang) Jacoby on November 26, 1922. Beatrice was one of nine children and the eldest daughter. She had been a part of the Mapleton area her entire life. She had graduated from the eighth grade at St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1936.

Beatrice had a touching and caring heart. She helped and cared for the young and old in their homes by doing housewife and baking for many families. She had worked at First State Bank as a cleaning lady. Beatrice was most proud of working at the Wells’ Blue Bunny ice cream factory in LeMars, Ia. She also worked at the overall factory in LeMars.

During this time in her young life, she met the man of her dreams, Vincent Everett McCall of Ute, Ia. They were joined in marriage on a very special day September 5, 1949. To this union three daughters were born, Joan, Margaret and Patricia (Patty). Beatrice was a devoted, caring and loving mother.

Beatrice enjoyed her time being a member of the Loren Hollister Post 496 American Legion Auxiliary to which she had belonged for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Mar’s Guild and Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed working with her husband taking care and selling honey for many years. She was famous for making her many delicious homemade chocolate cakes and other baked products. She enjoyed very much welcoming the many people who came visiting. She had a wonderful warm personality and sense of humor and a great spirit for life.

Beatrice lived in Soldier, Iowa for several years with the Allen family where she became close friends with the many people. These friends cared a great deal about Bea, came to love her very much and will truly miss her.
Beatrice is survived by her three daughters, Joan McCall Copple and Allen of Sloan, Ia., Margaret McCall Moss of Mapleton, Ia. And Patricia “Patty” McCall of Mapleton; six grandchildren, Michael McCall and his wife, Marcia of Sioux City, Ia., Brent Copple and his significant other, Susan Gross of Jefferson, SD, Wendy Lee and her significant other, Jerry Hayden of Soldier, Ia., Shawn Lee of Soldier, Ia., Brian McCall of Rock Valley, Ia., and Karl McCall of Onawa, Ia. She also had a special friend like a daughter, Rhonda (Sammons) Friedrichsen.

She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Blake, Brittney and Brianna Copple, Micayla and Michael McCall, Allyson Lee and Victor Hayden; three sisters, Kathleen James of Sioux City, Ia., Isabel Steele of Ida Grove, Ia., and Theresa and Bob Diimig of Danbury, Ia. And by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Along with her immediate family, Beatrice is survived by five special people whom she loved and welcomed as her own grandchildren, Andrea, Colt Caleb, Rena and Kara.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Everett McCall; her parents, Henry and Catherine Jacoby; a sister, Sr. Mary Frances Warner; four brothers, John, Silvan, Bennedict her twin brother, and Anthony Jacoby; and a grandson, Chad Everett Copple; and a son-in-law, Gary W. Moss

Honorary pallbearers were the Loren Hollister Post #496 Legion Auxilary.

Pallbearers were Darrell Allen, Bud Allen, Jack Allen, Brent Copple, Michael McCall and Shawn Lee.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.


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