Rebecca East, June 13, 1959 — Aug. 24, 2014, of Columbia

Monday, August 25, 2014 | 6:41 p.m. CDT; updated 5:50 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rebecca (Becky) East, 55, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on August 24, 2014, following a long battle with cancer.

Visitation and services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, with service to follow at 10:30.

Becky was born in Columbia, the daughter of Helen Adams Roemer and Charles Richard Roemer on June 13, 1959.

On May 18, 1997, she was married to Mark Jeffrey East.

On October 10, 2000, Becky gave birth to the light of her life, Isabella Cheyanne.

Becky loved helping others and had a very generous heart.

She is survived by her husband, Mark, her daughter, Isabella and her mother, Helen Roemer all of Columbia, her mother and father-in-law Judy and Charles East and brother-in-law Scott East of Monticello, Kentucky. She is also survived by her brother, Wesley Roemer (Barbara) of Dallas, sister, DeAnna Walkenbach (Ron) of Columbia, sister, Julie Roemer of Kansas City and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and a cousin.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Joe Muscato, his staff, and the staff at Boone Hospital for their excellent care of Rebecca.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Isabella East Education Fund, c/o Amanda Bargas, Callaway Bank, 3200 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo, 65203.


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