of Harrison, AR
June 4, 1937 - September 11, 2020
Beatrice "Bea" Rose Marie DiGeronimo, age 83, of Harrison, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, in Yellville, Arkansas. She was born June 4, 1937, in Watertown, New York, the daughter of Walter Webert and Gladys (Fraley) Webert Canell. Along with her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard DiGeronimo; her sisters: Elaine Kelly, Helen Hand, and Gail Feathers; her niece, Gladys Hand; and her granddaughter, Kimberly Wilburn.Bea graduated from high school in Evan Mills, New York in 1955 and from nursing school in Yonkers, New York in 1957. She married Leonard in 1957 and they had 45 wonderful years together. Bea spent fifty years in the nursing profession as an LPN; more recently as a ParaPro in special education in both Harrison and Omaha Schools. Bea enjoyed playing games, doing puzzles, baking, and loved being with her family.Bea is survived by her five children, Leonard and Melissa DiGeronimo, Jr., Peter DiGeronimo, and Deborah Baker, all of Ohio, Mary, and Steve Wilburn of Arkansas, and Ruth and Brent Baker of Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many friends and loved ones.Visitation was Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.The funeral was Monday, September 14, 2020, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Walters officiating.Interment was in Brittain Cemetery.Pallbearers were Leonard DiGeronimo, Robert Wilburn, Ryan See, and Steve Wilburn, Matthew DiGeronimo, and Peter DiGeronimo. Roller-Christeson Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
Bea was a wonderful loving Mother-in-law and her life of service and love for her family will always be remembered!
I'm knew Bea from church. She was a beautiful lady and very much loved by all of us. She will be missed. May God comfort all of you in your grief.
Hoping comfort can be drawn from knowing that your family are in the thoughts and prayers of many during this difficult time.
One of the finest human beings, and second best canasta player I know. Love ya, grandma! ♡
Dear Mary and family,May our Lord’s peace surround you now and in the days to come. I am so sorry.