Linda Beer

Linda Lou Beer, 69, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family Tuesday, November 3, 2020, due to an active battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was born April 19, 1951, in Portland to James Thomas and Sarah Katherine (Katy) Hutson. She was married May 10, 1969, to Doyle L. Beer, her longtime friend and love. Both natives to Indiana, they were joined in holy matrimony officiated by her uncle Vaughn Bailey in Pennville.
The couple called Geneva their home, where they started their lives together to raise their family. She had a much fulfilled small town lifestyle which was made up of many wonderful friends. It is only fitting that her life ends where not so long ago it all began with her babysitting career caring for families and their children as well as her own. It suited her servant heart. Later, with her kids in school, she managed a career outside the house for many years - sewer and seamstress, office and church cleaner and various other jobs at times.
She spent valuable time on earth trying to live up to the principles that matter most - always keep your promises, love family and friends and never lose sight of what’s right in God’s eyes.
She is survived by her husband of Geneva; four sons, Steven L. (Nikki) Beer of Bluffton; Michael A. (Tiffany) Beer of Westfield; Jeffrey A. (Jennifer) Beer of South Whitley; and Nathan T. Beer of Danville; six grandchildren, Tyler and Wyatt Beer of Bluffton; Austen and Nolen Beer of Westfield; and Caleb and Caitlin Beer of South Whitley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Alan Beer.
A celebration of life gathering will be held Sunday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m. at The Bridge Community Church, 406 E. Parr Rd., Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Eric Lehman. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be safe and practice social distancing. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Foundation, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or The Bridge Community Church. 406 E. Parr Rd., Berne, IN 46711.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at