Velena "Bea" Christy
Velena "Bea" (Duckworth) Christy passed from this earth on February 14, 2021, at Gainesville Healthcare Center, Gainesville, MO. She was born on September 26, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN to parents George and Thelma (Young) Erickson.
On February 5, 1944, Bea would marry James Duckworth and they had 4 children. While raising her children Bea spent many hours making beautiful dresses for her daughters. She was often known to stay up late into the night to make sure one of her daughters' had a dress for an occasion. Later in life, she would share the love of sewing by teaching her granddaughter to sew.
Bea also liked to bake and could make beautiful cakes from wedding cakes to cakes shaped like your favorite doll. These were a hit for her family on special occasions. Most of all Bea loved her family and would spend many hours showing her love to them.
Bea is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands JamesDuckworth and Ed Christy, a son Steve Duckworth, 2 daughters Sally Petro and Connie Duckworth; as well as a brother Wesley.
Her loving influence will be missed by her daughter Randie Schmucker, 8 grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Bea will also be missed by many other friends and family.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, starting at 2:00 PM in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until the start of service time. Burial will follow in the Goodhope Cemetery at a later date.
Due to COVID-19 face masks are requested as well as social distancing as possible.
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