Rebecca "Becky" East loved being a mother

Monday, August 25, 2014 | 7:34 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Rebecca "Becky" East, 55, of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She had a long battle with cancer.

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

Mrs. East is survived by her husband, Mark East; her daughter, Isabella East of Columbia; her mother, Helen Roemer of Columbia; a brother, Wesley Roemer of Dallas; two sisters, DeAnna Walkenbach of Columbia and Julie Roemer of Kansas City; her mother 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 at 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials 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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