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Sunday, June 08, 2014 8:00 PM

Oct. 22, 1928-June 2, 2014

COLUMBUS GROVE — Joan M. Beam, 85, died June 6, the result of an automobile accident, in which her daughter, Christine A. Hayden, also died.

She was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Deshler to Paul V. and Minnie R. (Eberle) Davis, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Harold Moore, who also preceded her in death.

On Aug. 17, 1946, she married LeRoy H. Beam, who died Dec. 31, 1987.

Mrs. Beam was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, she was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove; a past member of the Eastern Star Lodge, Chapter 527; a member of the Progressive Mother’s Club; and a volunteer for the Bloodmobile for four years. She helped her husband on the family farm and had also worked for Stewarts Department Store, The Betty Lynn Dress Shop and Kings 5 & 10 Store, all of Columbus Grove.

Survivors include four sons, Steven L. (Martha) Beam of Columbus Grove, Jerry Joe (Rita) Beam of Cosby, Tennessee, Kenneth A. (Jodi) Beam of Fort Jennings and Dennis L. (Diane) Beam of Delphos; a son-in-law, David Hayden of Columbus Grove; 14 grandchildren; 28 great granchildren; a brother, Donald Moore of Columbus Grove; and a sister, Jane Sakemiller of Vaughnsville.

Mrs. Beam was preceded in death by an infant son, Douglas Beam; her sister, Jean (Jim) Gilbert; and a brother, Edward (Betty) Davis.

Joint services with her daughter, Christine A. Hayden, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove. Pastor Gary Ginter will officiate. Burial will follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on today and Tuesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove. Parking is available alongside of and behind the church on the Columbus Grove High School parking lot.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Grove Athletic Association, St. John’s United Methodist Church or charity of donor’s choice.

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