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Roelofsz, Beatrice

Roelofsz, Beatrice

August 20, 1942 — January 6, 2019

Beatrice Gertrude "Bea" (Crona) Roelofsz, 76, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2019, with family at her side. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Bea's life at 10:00 am, on Thursday, January 10, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, State Route 291 at NE 96th Street, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.

Bea was born August 20, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest daughter of Robert Edwin and Constance (Wegrzynowicz) Crona. Along with her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her sister, Clare (Crona) Nichols.

Bea was a lifelong Catholic and her faith was very important to her. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI. Following graduation in the early 1960's, teaching would remain her lifelong passion. In addition to other jobs, Bea enjoyed real estate sales.

Bea was a loving mother of four: Dawn Roelofsz, Laura Rushay (Sam), Michael Roelofsz (Lisa) and Mary Roelofsz; and beloved grandmother of Cassandra Messer (Jake), Erica Roelofsz, David Roelofsz, Claire Rushay, Jake Roelofsz and Joseph Rushay. Bea was greatly loved and will be missed by all her family.

She was a devoted friend, great listener, and cared about and showed interest in all people. She also had a great love for animals.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Bea’s life at 10:00 am, on Thursday, January 10, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, State Route 291 at NE 96th Street, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.

Roelofsz, Beatrice's Guestbook

Dawn - I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Phyllis Callahan

Bea and I met when we both were attending the University of Detroit. Bea was a very good friend to our family and is the godmother to our daughter. She was always kind and considerate and a great listener. It is rare to find a friend like Bea. She is a treasure beyond measure. We live in Michigan and last year about this time Helen and I traveled to Liberty to visit Bea and her family. It was a great visit although it was sad to see how much she was struggling with the effects of a stroke. This year we came again on New Year's Eve and it was heartbreaking to see how sick she was. Shortly after we left God decided she had suffered enough and took her home with Him. She will be greatly missed.

Tom & Helen Singer

Bea was a wonderful GED teacher who cared about her students so much! I enjoyed our many talks and loved her infectious laugh.

Karen Crownover

I had the good fortune to work with your mother when she directed the GED program in Excelsior Springs. She used creativity, forthrightness, and sincere encouragement with her students. It was a pleasure to watch her at work. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Joann Wilson

Mom, I love you so much and always will! There is now a tremendous void within me. You were the only person that I could talk to for hours about anything and everything. We picked everything apart and analyzed things until there was nothing left to say. You were a great friend to me and will be sorely missed. You struggled for 4 years to stay with us. We all knew this day was coming, but when it finally did, it was still a huge shock that you are actually not here anymore. I will try my best to go on and live my life without you. Rest in peace my beautiful mother. Love, your son, Michael

Michael Roelofsz

Bea was my first wife and the mother of my four children and six grandchildren. We met on new years eve of 1963. I was home on leave from the navy and we met at a new years eve party where my mom was playing in the band. I later called her after leaving the navy, and we fell in love. I'm from Kansas city so I moved to Detroit after we decided to get married. We moved back to K.C. and started our family in 1966. We were blessed with four beautiful kids. Although, of course there were many ups and downs, those were the best years of my life and I,ll always cherish the many beautiful memories we shared as a family. Thank you Bea.

Larry Roelofsz

Bea and I shared many experiences teaching GED. She was passionate and fun to be around. I treasure my time with her. So sorry for your loss.

Mary Langner

I am extremely honored to have been the recipient of Bea’s unconditional love and encouragement for more than 31 years. Bea was like a gentle butterfly going from one flower to another, stopping along the way to enjoy the sweet beauty of life. She had a compassionate heart for all and she was someone you could lean when times were tough. She offered sage advice, as well as giving of her time and talents to those in need. Although Bea’s life was cut far too short for all who loved her. It is comforting to know that her spirit will live on in each of her beautiful children and grandchildren. She was an amazing mother-in-law to me. May the peace and love of Christ be with you all, Laura L. May

Laura L. May

Grandma, I never had the same relationship with you as I did with other grandparents, and I mostly don't even remember what our relationship was like because I was so young, but, I still cared about you. You are my Grandma and even though you never had money to come and visit or get me gifts, that didn't matter to me. All that mattered is that you still cared about me the same without showing it through gifts or any other item you gave me. You were an amazing woman and thank you for the great dad that I have now. Even though I never saw you much, I still loved you more than you could imagine. Rest In Peace Grandma, Love you.

Jake Roelofsz

Laura -I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I didn’t know her personally but she raised you and I think that speaks for what a nice lady she must have been. I am so sorry for you and your family. I will continue to pray for you and with Gods help each day it will become easier. God is good and he will always be there to guide you through this difficult time. If I can do anything please let me know. Love, Pat DeSchepper


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