BEAMAN, Herbert William

Date of birth: 26 Aug 1900 Monroe County, Indiana

Date of death: 27 Jan 1993 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, January 28, 1993

FRANKLIN
Herbert W. Beaman
      Herbert William Beaman, 92, died Wednesday at Franklin 
United Methodist Home, where he had been a resident for three 
years.  He was a former resident of Needham Township.
      He was born Aug. 26, 1900, in Monroe County.  His parents 
were Samuel Prentice Beaman and Bessie Mae (Burton) Beaman.  
He married Sophia Mae Wirey March 31, 1929, in Johnson 
County.  She survives.  Other survivors include a son, Marvin 
Beaman of Franklin; two daughters, Marilyn Kerner of Fort 
Wayne and Phyllis Baker of Columbus; two sisters, Ruth 
Townsend of Franklin and Frances Hawkins of Cincinnati; 
six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was pre-
ceded in death by a brother, Minor Beaman.  
      He had been a farmer for 50 years, retiring in 1980.  He 
also was owner-operator of BeamanÕs Grocery in Franklin 
from 1927 to 1931. 
      He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and 
the Gleaners Sunday school class of the church, Scottish Rite, 
Valley of Indianapolis, Johnson County Farm Bureau and a 
60-year member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 107.
      The Rev. J. Wesley Hertel will conduct a service at 
10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wright Memorial Chapel in the Franklin 
United Methodist Home.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. 
Friday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin and one 
hour prior to the service at the chapel on Saturday.  Burial 
will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Special Care Unit, 
Franklin United Methodist Home, 1070 West Jefferson St., 
Franklin, Ind. 46131.

Source: Columbus Republic, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, January 28, 1993

HERBERT W. BEAMAN Š FRANKLIN
      Word has been received here of the death of Herbert William 
Beaman, 92, of Franklin.  He died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1993, at 
Franklin United Methodist Home where he had lived for three 
years.
      He owned and operated BeamanÕs Grocery in Franklin 
from 1927 to 1931 and was a farmer for 50 years, retiring in 1980.  
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church at Franklin, 
Gleaners Sunday school class, the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish 
Rite and Johnson County Farm Bureau.  He also was a 60-year 
member of Franklin Masonic Lodge.
      Funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wright 
Memorial Chapel at Franklin United Methodist Home, with 
the Rev. J. Wesley Hertel officiating.  Calling will be from 5 
to 7 p.m. Friday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin 
and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at Wright Chapel.  
Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
      Memorials may be made to the special care unit at Franklin 
United Methodist Home, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 
46131.
      Mr. Beaman was born Aug. 26, 1900, in Monroe County, the 
son of Samuel Prentice and Bessie Mae Burton Beaman. He married 
Sophia Mae Wirey on March 31, 1929, in Johnson County.  She 
survives.
      Additional survivors include a son, Marvin Beaman of 
Franklin; daughters, Marilyn Kerner of Fort Wayne and Phyllis 
Baker of Columbus; sisters, Ruth Townsend of Franklin and Frances 
Hawkins of Cincinnati; six grandchildren; eight great-grand-
children; two nieces and three nephews.
      He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Minor 
Beaman.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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