Esther E. Beam

March 09, 1914 ‒ April 07, 2005

Auburn, Indiana

AUBURN, INDIANA: Esther Elizabeth Beam, 91, of County Road 52, Auburn, Indiana, died Thursday morning April 7, 2005 in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn.

She was born March 9,1914 in Morrow County to Edward and Ima (Young) Shier, and was graduated from Mount Gilead High School.

A homemaker, she married Harold E. Beam on June 13, 1935, and they moved from Johnsville to Erie, Pennsylvania in 1957. Harold preceded her in death on September 16, 1995.

Esther moved to Auburn in October of 1998 from Tampico, Illinois.

In Auburn, she was a member of Lakewood Park Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the Senior Ministry, as well as the fellowship of the Heimach Senior Center.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Patricia C. Huffman of Shelby and Peggy A. and Fred Kurtz of Auburn, Indiana; three grandchildren and their spouses Loren and Gulzat Huffman of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Kevin and Tina Kurtz of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and Kimberly and Dan Ginder of Fort Wayne, Indiana; five great grandchildren Esther Elizabeth Huffman, Brody, Ethan and Kylee Kurtz, and Bryce Ginder; a brother and sister-in-law Dale and Frances Shier of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters-in-law Helen Beam of Lexington and Joyce Beam of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Danny Joe Beam; a granddaughter Denise Diane Huffman; and two sisters Theresa Heitzman and Eileen Gleason.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10 am. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society may be made at the funeral home.