Kenneth L. BEERS

January 21, 1935 ~ September 25, 2004

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Mr. Kenneth L. Beers passed away on Saturday evening, September 25, 2004, at his Fredericktown residence, at the age of 69 years, 8 months & 4 days. Kenneth was born on January 21, 1935, in Belgrade, MO., to Clyde & Pauline 'Dudley' Beers. Also preceding in death was 1 Sister Rose, in-infancy.

Mr. Beers was a US Air Force Veteran & a retired Math Instructor at Mineral Area College.

Survivors Include: His wife, Irene 'Wilcut' Beers, of Fredericktown; 1 Daughter, Tabatha 'Mrs. Randall' Crites, of Annapolis; 1 Sister, Norma Jean Medley, of Belgrade; 2 Grandchildren: John L. Crites & Jessica M. Crites, both of Annapolis. Visitation Monday, 4-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Tuesday at 7:00 a.m., & funeral Tuesday morning, 11:00 a.m., September 28, 2004, at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, Farmington, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating. Burial following at Sunlight Cemetery, Belgrade, Missouri. Memorials to: The American Heart Association.

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  1. I had Mr. Beers for a math class years ago at MAC. He was an excellent teacher,and I am sure he made a positive difference in a lot of students lives.

  2. Irene, Tabbie and family, You have my sincere heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Ken. He was a great instructor, co-worker and friend. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  3. I would like to extend my sincere sympathy on behalf of the Bolen Family. I was out of town on business and did not get the message until my return. May God comfort each of the family members during this time of loss.

  4. I came to know Mr. Beers in 1981-82 at MAC. A basketball player (Lamont Lampkins) and myself successfully completed two of Mr. Beers' algebra classes together. Mr. Beers approached us both with a deal. If we would take Trig. and get one problem correct, we would receive a C…he said that it would look good on our transcripts. Lamont and I were NEITHER prepared for trig. I was lost from DAY one! By the end of the summer, Lamont and I had upheld our end of the deal…we had stuck it out…nothing more! However, I realized that I had not correctly answered a single question all summer! Facing an F on my transcript was not great. When the final was handed out, question #1 was 2 + 2 = ___. I was so angry. I didn't know which sign, cosign, tangent, etc. to push on the calculator. I sat the entire period…getting more frustrated by the moment. I finally put down 4, knowing that that was too easy of a choice. I slammed the paper down, slammed the class door, and was followed out by Lamont, then Mr. Beers. I just KNEW that my answer was wrong! Mr. Beers couldn't convince me otherwise. That is, until he made me hold up two fingers on each hand and count them. I GOT MY C!! Although I didn't learn much trig (NONE) I did learn a valuable life lesson. Mr. Beers was a great mentor and friend! Thanks!! Sam Smith Nickelson MAC student 1981-1982

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