Beatrice Marian Schlageter

June 15, 1922 - February 10, 2019
Beatrice Marian Schlageter

Beatrice Marian Schlageter, 96, passed away the evening of Sunday, February 10,2019, at Cambridge Village.

She was born in Bourbonnais, IL, on June 15,1922, the youngest of thirteen to parents Peter Arthur and Regina Dion DeMarah.

Beatrice is survived by three daughters, Barbara Parks (husband Larry), Carla Anderson (husband Danny), and Diana Seward; eight grandchildren, Larry Parks Jr., Jennifer (and Todd) Woodall, Sandy (and Andy) Watford, Daniel Anderson, John (and Kristinia) Seward, Jason Seward, Michael Seward, James (and April) Kroll, Jr.; eleven great grandchildren, Emily, Molly and Karly Woodall, Hunter and Tucker Watford, Logan Seward, Mya, Caden, Trenton, James III, and Jade Kroll.

Together with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Herman Peter Schlageter, Jr., daughter Sandra Lee Schlageter and great granddaughter Karlee Anne Watford.

Bea, as known by her friends, was fiercely loving, loyal, and a passionate person who enriched the lives of everyone she met. To meet her was to know her. Always the social butterfly and fiercely independent.

She was a devote Catholic, doting mother, and a caring grandmother and great “Granny B”. She prayed daily and loved shopping, crafting, cooking, music and dance but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

A classy lady, wearing lipstick and pearls, she swore by Ponds cold cream and lived life to its fullest.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 10:00am till 12:00pm, on Saturday, February 23,2019. A Memorial Mass is to follow at St. Mark Catholic Church at 1:00pm.

Flowers, cards and condolences can be sent to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation or consider a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice in her honor.

Mathews 9:25
After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up!

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  • February 16, 2019
    MARYANN SMITH lit a candle:
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  • July 06, 2021
    Carla Anderson says:
    Mom, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I wish I could call you just to talk. I miss you...so very much.

  • March 09, 2019
    Carla Jean Anderson says:
    Mom, thinking of you today. Tomorrow it will be one month that you left us and it seems like just yesterday. I think back about that day and really am so thankful that I was with you by your side. Thank you for that moment. As hard as I thought it would be it really was a blessing and comforting to know how easy it was . I always had a fear of dying but now I can say I have none. I love you, I miss you, I feel you with me each and every day. Until we meet again , I will keep you in my heart. LOVE , Carla.

  • March 06, 2019
    Carla Jean Anderson says:
    Mom,,, I miss you so much. You were the best mom ever. It just doesn't seem right knowing you are no longer with us. They say life goes on and it does , but its just missing someone very special . Life isn't the same without you in it. Thinking of you today,,and every day. I LOVE YOU .

  • February 28, 2019
    Carla Anderson says:
    A Mother's Love Song As you look into the mirror and wipe away the tears A reflex looking back at you sends memories through the years. Of wondrous times and glory Each moment we strum along Whispering tunes play in our hearts of our life and it's own Love Song. Each note has a special meaning The tempo moves up and down Every spoken word the lyrics form on the carousel of life spinning round. As you look back into the mirror A beautiful lady will appear She is humming to you "A Love Song " of all those glorious years. A Mother's Love shines within us The reflex you see will never part For it is she looking back through the mirror Whispering tunes that will comfort your heart. Her wish for you is true happiness And to know that she'll always be near Deep within your heart you will hear her Humming "A Love Song" which she holds dear. In memory of mom.. by Carla Anderson You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart..and I will never ever forget you and the life you gave me.