Funeral services for Samantha Renee Beach, 31, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015 at United Freewill Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Samantha passed away at 1:04 a.m., Friday, December 25, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
She was born October 13, 1984, at West Plains, Missouri, to John Beach and Rayetta Parks Beach. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 2003 and earned an Associate’s Degree at Missouri State University, West Plains where she was a member of the cheer team. Samantha enjoyed cheerleading and was a cheer coach with the Mighty Might football program. She also enjoyed doing crafts, loved her kids, being outdoors and animals; taking in many strays. It was very important to her that her girls had a spiritual upbringing. Samantha was of the Baptist faith and attended Genesis Church.
She is survived by her best friend and companion, Jared Thompson; two daughters, Ellie Jean Wells and Lillie Jewell Thompson; her parents, John and Rayetta Beach; one brother, Jeremiah Beach and wife, Jennifer; one sister, Shawna Land and husband, Jordan; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clay and Vonnie Thompson; sister-in-law, Shannon Kiefer and husband, Chris; nieces and nephews, Katie Land, Abby Land, Nathan Beach, Gracie Watson and Logan Watson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her grandparents, Bert and Lucille Beach and Refard and Deloris Parks and one uncle, Jerry Beach, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Samantha’s girls and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.