We would like to honour and remember the Hatters who have touched our lives.
“Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on And cherished memories never fade, because a loved one’s gone Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart For as long as there is memory, they’ll always live on in our hearts” Author unknown
Helen Paula Shank Beeler April 12, 1941 – December 6, 2019
78, passed away December 6, 2019 after a brief illness associated with kidney failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N Beeler Sr and son James N Beeler Jr. she is survived by her boyfriend Larry Wooten, daughter Noel Suders (Chad), son Paul Beeler (Mitzi), grandchildren Lindsey Grayson (Justin), Austin Beeler, Joshua Suders, Coral Suders, and many, many cousins. An only child, she was born to Charles Paul and Helen Groce Shank at Sibley Hospital, Washington D.C. April 12, 1941. Her family moved to Tampa shortly thereafter. Helen, a lifelong S Tampa resident, was a 1959 Plant High School graduate, known as Mom B, and mother to all. In 1960, she married James N Beeler, Sr. until his death in 2000. She worked as a legal secretary and homemaker. Helen was PTA President, Boy Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader, Queen Mum of the Scarlet Damsels Chapter of the Red Hat Society, a St Joseph's gift shop volunteer active member and volunteer at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, Faith Café, VBS, Humane Society. She loved to travel with Larry on the motorcycle and car rides all over the country including Sturgis, Blue Ridge Mountains, Pensacola, Washington DC, San Francisco, and all over the backroads of Florida with The Old Town Chapter Harley Davidson club. She also enjoyed Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jerusalem, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, London. She loved gardening including her orchids (only water every 10 days), hibiscus, and gardenias. Helen enjoyed shopping, AMC Movies, and Irish 31 with her bestie, Pat. Helen stayed active and walked 2 miles several days a week with friends and Biscuit.
Funeral Service is Saturday 10 am at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 W. Bay to Bay Blvd