Jo Eileen Beck Brewer, 100, passed away April 21, 2019. She was born November 20, 1918 in Bruceville, IN. She was the daughter of Jo and Hallie (Seiver) Beck formerly of Pimento, IN. She leaves her 98 year old sister, Martha Beck Ellis of Carmel, IN; a niece, Betsy Ellis Bartlett (Steve) of Westfield, IN; and a cousin, Jo Dean Wagner of Ft. Myers, FL. Her husband Lawrence; a son, Larry Joe; her parents; and a nephew, Fred Ellis preceded her in death.
Jo Eileen was a longtime resident of the Terre Haute area. She graduated from Pimento High School in 1936. She loved playing the piano in the school orchestra. She was active in sports, being a cheerleader for the basketball team for her four years in high school. After high school she attended Business School in Terre Haute.
In 1936 she married Lawrence Norman Brewer. Lawrence and Jo Eileen were very active members of Oregon Baptist Church and Pimento Masonic Lodge. Horses were her avocation! They enjoyed showing horses at local horse shows in the 1050’s.
In 1946, a son was born to this union, Lawrence Norman Brewer, Jr. known as “Larry Joe” Brewer. He graduated from Wiley High School in 1964 and then went on to study at Indiana University. Unfortunately, in December of his freshman year Larry Joe did not survive an auto accident in Terre Haute.
After this tragic event Lawrence and Jo Eileen moved with Ford Motor Truck Sales to St. Louis, MO, Seattle, WA, and San Jose, CA. They decided to retire to the Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, FL area in 1978.
Visitation will be Thursday may 2, 2019 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm in Samaritan Funeral Home with funeral services at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park beside her husband and son. If friends desire, memorial remembrances may be made to Oregon Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.samaritanfunerals.com
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