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Roy William Beeler, Age: 67
Jun 13, 1952 - Feb 05, 2020


Roy William Beeler died on February 5, 2020. You may not have known him as Roy. If you jammed with him, you knew him as Rue. If you grew up with his kids, you knew him as the Tickle Monster. If you were his grandkid, you called him Pappy. As his daughters, we simply called him Dad.




The Tickle Monster is survived by two children and their families. His eldest daughter Jennifer Havens resides in Hemet, CA with her husband, Travis, and children William, Anna Mae, and Gabby. His youngest daughter, Katie Atcheson, resides in Lee’s Summit, MO with her husband, Chad, and step-daughter Violet.




Rue lived for music, blues specifically. Despite the sometimes-melancholy subject matter, he lit up when playing his guitar and singing the blues. He donated his time, talent, and equipment to seniors in need of cheer, kids with a passion for guitar, and fellow musicians looking to grow their craft.




When he wasn’t jamming, Pappy felt the most at home on his farm or in the quiet of his deer stand. An avid hunter, he lived in his camouflage gear in and out of the woods.




Although he’d undergone intense treatment for Multiple Myeloma, his physical health had improved. Unfortunately, his lifelong struggle with depression did not. Many will speculate why Dad took his own life, but we know there is no logic in such pain and darkness. Just as there is no shame in seeking treatment for illness, mental or physical, there is no blame for those left behind.




A celebration of life in his honor will be held in the Kansas City area on what would have been his 68th birthday - June 13, 2020. Details to follow via word of mouth and social media.


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Paul Jude Feb 10 ,2020

Nephew ,Acworth ,Georgia

Jamming on in our hearts Uncle Rue. You will be painfully missed but fondly remembered.

Bob Biggs Feb 10 ,2020

friend ,Pleasant Valley ,Missouri

Rue was a great guy and talented musician. I enjoyed watching his jam numerous times. He will be missed!

Bettie Nading Feb 10 ,2020

Friend ,Buckner ,Missouri

Sorry to hear about Rue, I've known him about 20 yrs, knew him from Liesure lake days..He could play a guitar and really enjoyed hearing him play...offering my condolences to family and Robert Riley a very close friend of his.

Karen Baum Feb 10 ,2020

Jammer/Blues friend ,Independence ,Missouri

I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to our Kansas City musical community. I new him as Roy and Rue and always enjoyed hearing him play and sing. I have hosted two open mics that he played at and will miss his talent and love of music. Prayers and peace to all who knew and loved him.

Anthony Simonie Feb 10 ,2020

Jammin Buddy ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Rue was the first to give me a chance to play with others, we had many jam nights in house and out. He will be missed. The KC music scene lost a good picker RIP Rue.

Linda Mackie Feb 10 ,2020

Friend ,Katy ,Texas

Heartbreaking he was such a talented musician and a really nice guy we had quite a few personal conversations when we spent time at Jams together. He will be missed but remembered for sharing his talent. RIP Rue.

Tobi Michaels Feb 10 ,2020

Friend, fan and dance partner. ,Blue Springs, Mo 64015 ,Missouri

Rue, I hope you knew how much I appreciated our friendship and willingness to look out for me. I will always remember that beautiful smile, sense of humor and such fun dancing! I thank you for your wisdom and beautiful music. You always told me I was trying to be someone I wasn’t!!! But we were friends! Farewell til we meet again! Tobs

Rick Hempy Feb 12 ,2020

Close friend ,Tucson ,Arizona

Rue and I made a lot of music together. He was a great friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family as they grieve.

Ashley and Derek Bolten Feb 12 ,2020

Friends through music and common interest ,Wellington ,Missouri

We were very saddened to hear about Rues passing. We always enjoyed his company and had many conversations about being in the woods and deer hunting. Also about music. It was obvious he truly loved to play. He was a kind hearted man and always considerate. Our family as well as many others will miss him and his music. My condolences to his family in this difficult time.

Therese Rhodes Feb 13 ,2020

Family, Friend, Brother ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Rue pulled me up on stage for the 1st time in December 2016. He didn't even know if I could sing, but he did it anyway. That was 4 years ago, and I wouldn't be doin it at all today if it wasn't for his blind faith in a gal who wanted to live her dream. From that point he soon became my musical mentor, my friend, and a brother to me and my Jack who passed on prior July of 2019. 😥 I know Jack and Rue (brothers in spirit) are side by side in Heaven. All 3 of us were Geminis, so I'm sure that lovin mischief abounds there with the pair of them, along with one hell of a blues jam ! 😊 You will be missed by me and although you will not be here to say 'atta girl, I'm proud of ya', I will do my best to keep singin! I love you and will miss you infinity. 💔 Rock on brother, rock on! 🎸💗

Edward B. Wright Feb 13 ,2020

Musician, Friend ,GUTHRIE CENTER ,Iowa

Rest in peace my friend, I hope there are zillions of great jam sessions for you in heaven !! Ed

Larry Johnston Feb 14 ,2020

Friend/Brother ,Des Moines ,Iowa

RIP Rue my Friend, and my most sincere condolences to all the family, and friends. This gentleman was a no nonsense individual with a big common sense heart.

Marc Laney Feb 14 ,2020

Friend ,Raytown ,Missouri

Dear Beeler Family, I jammed with Rue many times. Always great to see and play with him. He sure had a great time playing the blues and we all enjoyed playing with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I will miss seeing him walk in with his guitar but will not forget the friendship nor musicianship we shared. God Bless. Marc Laney