Grace Eileen Prier
February 1, 1925 - March 30, 2019

Grace Eileen Prier

Grace Eileen Prier
Feb 1, 1925 - Mar 30, 2019

Grace Eileen Prier
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Grace Eileen Prier, 94, of Burlington, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, died March 30, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Born February 1, 1925 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Cletus and Margaret (Ruff) Beckman. She was united in marriage to Ray J. Prier on June 18, 1949 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Dodgeville, Iowa. He died February 12, 2003.
Grace was a homemaker. She enjoyed volunteering for Birthright of Burlington and playing cards and games with family and friends.
Survivors include her five children Mike (Nancy) Prier of West Burlington, Iowa, Connie (Lyle) Barngrover of Keystone Heights, Florida, Douglas (Cathy) Prier of Milwaukie, Oregon, Bruce (Dawn) Prier of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Shawn Dunne of Jacksonville, Florida; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers Donald Beckman and Clifford Beckman both of Burlington, Iowa; two sisters Betty McLaughlin of Mediapolis, Iowa and Mary Lou Peterson of Burlington, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, husband, a son-in-law, one granddaughter, one great granddaughter and two brothers Mark Beckman and Robert Beckman.
The memorial funeral service for Mrs, Prier will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 1st at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Father Gary Beckman will officiate. Inurnment will be held at Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.

Grace Prier on Apr 3, 2019

Naomi Krstinic on Apr 1, 2019

May God comfort your family during this time. Miss Eileen was a wonderful woman of God, always had a smile and a kind words for others, she always made you feel part of the family, her love was real and genuine, and she was such a mighty prayer warrior. She is deeply loved and will be deeply missed. I am so honored that I got to know her. She will live on in my heart. My prayers are with each of you. Love you
Naomi Krstinic

Anita Stapleton on Apr 1, 2019

CandleSo sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will have great memories of her. She has always welcomed me every time I seen her as one of her own family member. I send my love to the whole family. Anita Stapleton

Annette Mahan on Mar 31, 2019

Our whole Beckman family always got together over the years for Christmas and picnics and visiting each other at the individual homes through the years. I have so many great memories of those times that all of us spent together. Aunt Eileen always made it fun, as all her siblings did. They did it to give us treasured memories of our years together. Aunt Eileen did a great job entertaining and loving us for the persons we were and later enjoying our own little ones. Aunt Eileen was truly a great lady, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. She will truly be missed. I will love you always Aunt Eileen! ❤️
Annette Mahan

Marie Fritz on Mar 31, 2019

CandleShawn and all of the Prier family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mother was a very caring person . My Deepest Sympathy goes out to all of you.

Mary Prier on Mar 31, 2019

She was one of the very best people I have ever known. She was the best mother-in-law a girl could have. She was a wonderful gramma. She made an impact on everyone she knew because she really cared and loved with her whole heart! She knew what kindness was. She would stick up for anyone. She wouldn’t let someone say something bad about anyone in her presence. She would say,”Except for the grace of God there go I.” We are so blessed to have had her in our lives and now to carry in our hearts. Thank you Eileen for sharing your life and heart with us! ❤️Mary Prier

Jeff Beckman on Mar 31, 2019

Aunt Eileen was one of those “go to” people. She knew how to get things done and was very giving and unselfish. I remember I would tag along sometimes with my dad when he made an impromptu call to her about getting his hair cut. She always made time. I have very fond childhood memories of us visiting the Priers in West Burlington and Aunt Eileen making popcorn and serving RC Cola. Pop over kool aid. What a treat !!!
She will be missed.

Jeff Beckman ( nephew)

Darte Beckman on Mar 31, 2019

Aunt Eileen was a spunky lady who always had a smile and a way to make you laugh. She will be missed, knowing that she is with the good Lord now with Uncle Ray.

Sheila Crowner on Mar 30, 2019

With sincere sympathy to Bruce and the entire family.
Sheila and Rod Crowner


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