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Roger Beaber

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 1:49 p.m. CDT

SHEFFIELD — Roger Leonard Beaber, 86, of Sheffield passed away at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Princeton.

Born April 26, 1927, in Princeton to Earl and Ruth (Freeberg) Beaber Sr., he married Gail A. Stonewall March 10, 1962, in Nogalaes, Mexico. She survives.

He retired from Advanced Asphalt in Princeton on April 26, 1987. He served in the U.S. Army as a private first class during World War II and was the recipient of the Victory Medal.

Also surviving are two daughters, Robin (Steve) Stage of Sheffield and Denise Beaber of Peoria; one son, Wade Beaber of Naples, Fla.; one stepson, Shawn (Hilda) Beaber of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Steven, Lynette, Kristina, Christain, Lauran and Lindsey; and three great-grandchildren, Mckenzie, Ethan and Abel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl Beaber Jr. and Ronnie Beaber; and one sister, Ruth Pagani.

Private graveside services will be held with the Rev. Jane Courtright officiating. Burial will be in the Sheffield Cemetery with military rites conducted by Mineral American Legion Post 1031.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

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