Kathy Beer

May 14, 1958 - November 20, 2015

Visitation: Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24 at Canton United Methodist Church.

Kathy Beer Paper   Kathy Beer, age 57, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 20, 2015 in Canton. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24 at Canton United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Kathy was born on May 14, 1958 to Howard and Martha (Breugem) Beer. Kathy grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School. She owned and ran KB’s Hardware for many years.
Kathy was active in the community. She was a past Canton-Inwood Ambulance member, taught Hunter Safety Courses, and was a member of the Canton Optimist Club. Her pet project was the annual Optimist Toys for Tots program.
Kathy loved her puppies and riding horses. She enjoyed shooting trap at the Alvord, IA Gun Club and will be remembered for her willingness to share her wisdom and opinions.
Grateful for having shared her life are her parents, Howard and Martha Beer; brother, Wayne (Marcy) Beer; nieces, Amy & Ashley Beer; along with numerous other relatives and friends.


21 condolences have been left

  1. To the Beer family, so sorry to hear about Kathy,You are in our prayers during this difficulty times

  2. I want to express my sympathy to the Beer family. Kathy will be missed in our community. What a caring friend and willing helper she was to me. May God bless the family and Kathy.

  3. With deepest sympathy to the Beer family. Kathy was so good hearted, she will be greatly missed. May god comfort you in your time of need.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. I wish to extend my sympathy to each and everyone of the Beer family. Kathy was the best and the most wonderful friend and neighbor that I could have asked for.

  5. Your family has our sympathies and we wish you God’s Peace and Comfort in the days ahead.

  6. My deepest sympathies to the Beer family. Kathy will be missed. I always enjoyed talking with her about our golden babies and ponies
    Lori Plucker

  7. My Deepest Sympathy to Howard, Martha, Wayne & Marcy:
    I have fond memories of Kathy (and her family) during my years in Canton: When I first took over OLE’s (my dad’s gas station) and built the convenience store, Kathy gave me some very valuable advice (based upon her years of managing, I recall was 80 Casey’s stores (I can only imagine that huge task/responsibility/hard work). Her insight/knowledge/advice was very helpful to me. She also showed me, her incredible commitment to helping people during ambulance calls to my grandparents (Earl & Fannie Kidd). Her personal sacrifice of time and her compassion during her tenure with the Canton Ambulance system was appreciated by my family… The world would be a better place and could benefit with more good people like Kathy…
    God bless her.

    Mark Hamran (Tampa, FL)

  8. My deepest sympathy to the Beer family. When Dan and I moved to Canton in 2005, Kathy helped us so much in answering questions about refinishing our old house. She was such a great resource!!! My thoughts are with you. Kathy Van Voorst

  9. Howard, Martha & Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy will be greatly missed by all. She was a good friend and person.

  10. I am sorry for your loss. May your memories of Kathy help get you through the hard times. She was a wonderful caring person who will be missed by many. May Godd Bless you.

  11. My name is LORI Livermore my dad is Ron Livermore my thoughtandprayers are with you and your family at the loss of the most wonderful and adorable person in the world I will miss her a lot she was the most wonderful person know and forever she was there most of the times that my uncle ELWOOD was taken to the hospital and was a loved and adored friend of CLAUDIA AND GRANT WILSON may she rest in piece with them I love her a lot LORI ken Ashley Joey Pete Ron and Marlene Livermore former optimist members

  12. I’m sorry and shocked to hear of Kathy s passing. She will be greatly missed by all. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Kathy s family and loved ones.

  13. Fly home with your new angel wings my friend. May the family take comfort in knowing that her precious loving soul is set free and she is home rejoicing in the presence of God and loved ones that have gone before.

  14. What a remarkable and respectable woman, I learned much from her over the years. From gun safety, to basic conduct. It was a memorable experience having her along side my life, and seeing her helping out where she could. If we all have not already, there is much we can learn from Kathy’s example.

  15. I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was always so caring and I valued knowing her.

  16. Many fond memories of Kathy. Prayers to all of you— The McMurry families
    John and Catherine
    Carla and Doug
    Brent and Suzanne
    Renee and Brit

  17. So sorry to hear of the unexpected passing of Kathy. Always enjoyed talking to her at the store. She will be missed by many. God Bless.