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Joseph David Beffa

Born:            Monday, 28th of February 1944
Died:            Monday, 10th of April 2017
Interred:       Thursday, 13th of April 2017


   Joseph Beffa , age 73, of Caledonia, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born February 28, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Thelma E. (nee Cain) Beffa-Kersh of Festus, Missouri, and the late Joseph Theodore Beffa.
   He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee (nee Higgins) Beffa; daughter Amy (Randall) Rhodes of De Soto, Missouri; sons Joseph "Joe" (Cheryl) Beffa, Matt Hammers, and Nick Beffa, all of Festus; sisters Jo Ann (Kenneth) Cleair of Arcadia, Missouri, Linda (Ron) Barks of Festus, and Tina Weatherford of Georgia; brothers Augustus "Gus" Beffa of St. Louis and Jay (Darlene) Beffa, Daniel M. (Donna) Beffa, Michael (Chris) Beffa, and Geno (Ruth) Beffa, all of Festus; grandchildren Nichole, Crystal, Amanda, Morgan, Matt Jr., A.J., Austin, Mitchell, Raymond, Marie, Tyson, and Dominic; and five great-grandchildren.
   In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by stepfather Edwin Kersh and stepdaughter Teresa Michelle Courtois.
   He was a member of Our Lady Catholic Church in Festus and a startup engineer and consultant to major oil companies.
   Visitation from 4:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 13, at the funeral home, officiated by Fr. Jeffrey Maassen, pastor of Our Lady Catholic Church. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorial in Joseph's name are preferred to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

St. Louis, Missouri
Crystal City, Missouri
Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri