It is with a sad heart that this news must be shared. District personnel received information yesterday, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 that one of our bus drivers, along with her daughter, passed away after an automobile accident in Kansas. Ms. Tiffany Bekemeier had driven Bus 2 (Jenkins Route) since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. She was a very personable driver and formed many close relationships with her riders in this short period of time.
Tiffany had an out-going personality and always found the good in people. She was quick to make those around her laugh and had a carefree spirit, which is a positive when corralling a bus full of students after daily dismissal. She loved her children and her animals. Tiffany will be missed by her riders, school personnel and others who were fortunate enough to know her.
The Aurora R-VIII School District sends condolences to her family in this difficult time. Contributions are being accepted to assist with current family needs. If anyone would like to participate, please call Central Office at 417-678-3373. Please keep her children and family in your prayers.