Beatrice Marie (Witcher) Felling passed away March 18th, 2023, at 93 in Overland Park, Kansas. Preceded in death by husband Perry, son David (Joan), daughter-in-law Elizabeth (Drew), siblings JD (Gert) and Doey (Rich), and parents Bea & Dave Witcher. Bee’s younger brother Billy (Mimi) lives in Massachusetts.
Bee was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on August 16, 1929, graduated from Lillis High School, and married Perry in 1951. They raised eight children: Kris, Steph (Mike), Candy (Tom), Matt (Mary), Tammy, David (Joan), Drew (Laura) and Megan. Bee cherished her grandchildren Kyle, Mikaela, Alexandra, Emily, Luke, Nick, Josh, and LT, her great-granddaughter Grace, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Bee and Perry lived in the south Kansas City area, including Ruskin Heights, St. Catherine’s Gardens, 95th and Jarboe and Wellington Greens neighborhoods. Bee found work at the IRS and Department of Agriculture in south KC. When raising her family, she volunteered as a Cub Scout den leader. A favorite family memory was packing up the family of 10 into the back of the station wagon to watch a movie at the Leawood Drive-in on State Line Rd. Bee loved to play bridge, do crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader every day.