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BEEM, Dallas - b. March 3, 1948 - d. June 1, 2020
« on: June 02, 2020, 12:46:17 AM »
Dallas Beem, age 72, of Longton, Kansas, went eternally fishing on June 1, 2020.  He passed away at his home with his loved ones by his side.  He was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 3, 1948 to Rolland and Norma (Knedlik) Beem.

The family made Longton their home when Dallas was in the 6th grade after moving from Haysville, Kansas.  Dallas was a talented athlete and played basketball and baseball.  He graduated from Longton High School with the Class of 1966.  It was during this time that he met Judy Rothgeb, and the high school sweethearts were united in marriage in 1967.

Dallas continued his education at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas and Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, and earned his degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.  He began teaching at El Dorado Springs, Arkansas in 1971.  He taught there for four years before moving to the Belle Vista, Arkansas area.  He and Judy would spend the next 20 years in Arkansas.  They started their family in 1973 with the birth of their oldest son, Darin, followed by Jake in 1975.

Dallas was the owner and operator of a contracting company in Arkansas specializing in excavation.  He and Judy then moved back to the Longton area where he built his final home.  In his semi-retirement, he still operated a backhoe, dump truck, and carpentry business.  Over the years, Dallas raised many barns, put in many septic systems, hauled countless loads of rock, remodeled numerous homes; and anything else someone needed done.  When he wasn't working, you could bet he would be in one of the following  4 places: fishing, hunting, watching his children and grandchildren's sporting events, or watching the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.  Even through their bad years, he remained a loyal fan.  Dallas has won many trophies over the years in various bass tournaments.  He hosted the archery shoot at his home for a number of years.  He also enjoyed golfing if he wasn't in the mood to fish.

Dallas was Dallas - a "what you see is what you get" kind of man.  He was intelligent, hard-working, fair, honest, and always willing to help if there was a need.  He liked figuring out a challenge and always wanted his work to be of quality.  He never cut corners.

Dallas's memories will live on with his wife of 52 years, Judy; sons, Darin (Jennifer) Beem and Jake (Rachele) Beem; brother, Bruce Beem;  sisters, Sharon (J.R.) Ferguson and Mona (Ken) Cody; grandchildren, Cassidy, Coti, Joseph, and Emerie Beem; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  He now rests with his parents, his brother, Errol Beem; and his sister, Joyce McBeath.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Longton Cemetery in Longton, Kansas with Pastor Randy Beemer officiating.  The family suggests memorials in place of flowers which may be made to either Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Longton Christian Community Church.  Contributions may be sent in care of Webb & Rodrick Chapel, 306 E. Main, Independence, Kansas 67301 which is in charge of arrangements.  To share a memory or leave a condolence, visit

(taken from the Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home website)
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