Avis McBee


Prior to the Service
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Gerth Funeral Home


1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Gerth Funeral Chapel

Final Resting Place

Memphis Cemetery


4-H Extension Council
SC Fire Department
SC Antique Fair

{Dec. 25, 1933 - Oct. 30, 2022}

Avis Verneice McBee (Meema), 88, of Memphis died Sunday, October 30, 2022 at the LaBelle (MO) Manor Care Center.

She was born the daughter of Peter Quinten and Francis Arizone (Erwin) Dunham on December 25, 1933 in Willmathsville, MO.

Avis attended school at Willmathsville and graduated from Brashear High School in 1951. She worked at a John Deere dealership in Greentop.

She married Willis Rex McBee on September 18, 1954 in Queen City and to this union six children were born. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2000.

Avis was known for her sewing and baking. She was a 4-H leader and member of the Ariel Rebekah Lodge #752 of Downing. Avis was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. She enjoyed her childen, grandchilden and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters: Arlene McAllister, Deanna Fraizier and Nadine Dunham; two brothers: Bobby and Laverne Dunham; one grandson, Zachary McClamroch.

She is survived by her children: Cindy (Mike) Whitlock of Louisiana, MO, Cathy McBee of Memphis, Bill (Lori) McBee of Kirksville, Matt McBee of Memphis, Nancy (Mitch) McClamroch of Memphis and Kristy (Alvin) Holton of Downing; a sister, Karen (Lee) Epperson of New Sharon, IA; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. Sorry for your families loss Bill. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

    Comment by Joe and Rhonda Downey on October 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm
  2. Sorry for your loss

    Comment by Richard & Carol Western on October 31, 2022 at 8:11 pm
  3. Rest in peace beautiful sweet soul!

    Comment by Laurel Predmore on October 31, 2022 at 9:29 pm
  4. Thinking of you, will be unable to attend. Same day and time as Greg.

    Comment by Edward and Lisa on November 1, 2022 at 7:06 am
  5. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Meema was quite a special lady. Hugs

    Comment by Patty Ahland on November 1, 2022 at 9:19 pm
  6. When God calls a loved one home, he leaves the gift of memories in exchange.
    Know our thoughts and prayers go with you.

    Comment by First Presbyterian Church on November 2, 2022 at 9:28 am
  7. So sorry for your loss. There are just no words to help with your feelings. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

    Comment by Kevin and Jeanette Fogle on November 2, 2022 at 7:22 pm
  8. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Paul Shultz, Doug and Jeani Shultz and family on November 2, 2022 at 8:29 pm
  9. You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Losing a mother is so sad no matter the age.

    Comment by Rhonda and Jim McBee on November 2, 2022 at 8:35 pm
  10. So sorry for your loss

    Comment by RD Homer on November 3, 2022 at 7:57 pm
  11. So truly sorry for the loss of your mother! Sending prayers!

    Comment by Brent&Teresa Rockhold on November 4, 2022 at 10:16 am

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