Rebecca East was a loving mother, sister, wife

Monday, August 25, 2014 | 10:20 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Becky East of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 55.

She was born June 13, 1959, in Columbia to Charles Richard and  Helen Adams Roemer. She married Mark Jeffrey East on May 18, 1997.

She had a generous heart, her brother, Wesley Roemer, said, and she "will be missed sorely."

Her sister DeAnna Walkenbach said Mrs. East was "a wonderful sister, mother and wife, and she just had a great, big heart."

Mrs. East is survived by her daughter, Isabella Cheyanne; her husband, Mark Jeffrey East; her mother, Helen Roemer, of Columbia; two sisters, DeAnna Walkenbach, of Columbia, and Julie Roemer, of Kansas City; her brother, Wesley Roemer, of Dallas; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judy and Charles East, of Monticello, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Scott East, of Monticello, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her father and a nephew died earlier.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the same place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Isabella East Education Fund, in care of Amanda Bargas, Callaway Bank, 3200 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.

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