Louise Bean

April 13, 1928 ‒ October 20, 2016

Chesterville, Ohio

Louise (Lowe) Bean, age 88, of Chesterville, passed away Thursday morning, October 20, 2016, following a brief illness.

She was born on April 13, 1928, in Morrow County, to the late Boyd and Laura (Fish) Lowe. In 1946, Louise graduated from Johnsville High School where she played the trumpet in the marching band. She recently was able to attend her 70th class reunion of which she took great delight in.

On October 14, 1950, Louise married the love of her life William “Pete” Bean, whom survives. This year they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with a special surprise party with their extended Jordan Family.

Living on the farm, Louise took on the role of a wonderful homemaker. She loved to take care of the animals and garden. From her garden and livestock she canned many jars of vegetables and beef. She also liked to sew, cook, and bake. Most Halloweens, Louise would make homemade doughnuts and popcorn balls to pass out to the local children. An activity she always looked forward to each year.

Away from her chores on the farm, Louise enjoyed feeding and watching the birds. She and Pete also enjoyed going to all the local fairs together with her favorite being the Morrow County Fair. For many years, Louise entered pies and cakes to be judged and seemingly won Grand Champion year after year. Louise was an avid reader and had wonderful penmanship as she wrote tons of letters to friends and kept many diaries over the years. Though Louise didn’t have a big family of her own, she loved going to watch her “adopted” grandchildren in various shows, sporting activities, and fair events.

Louise was a faithful Christian who read her bible daily and attended church weekly until the last few years. She was a member of Waterford Church of Christ and for many years attended the Chesterville United Methodist Church where she was known to provide many pies for special events.

She is survived by her husband, Pete; a special daughter, Anna (Ben) Mahan of Chesterville; grandchildren: Megan Mahan-Bricker and Kailey Mahan; great grandchild, Chloe Yingling; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Schiefer of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special extended Jordan-Bowers Family and their other 144 family members.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents and infant son, Richard Dennis Bean.

Her family will greet friends from 3 to 5 PM, on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. Services celebrating her life will be held there on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 10:30 AM, with Rev. Jeannie Winters officiating. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesterville United Methodist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Louise’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Aunt Louise was a very special person. I have many wonderful memories of times together, especially the many summers I spent with her and Uncle Pete on the farm.
    She was loved and will be missed by her niece, Bevy.

  • Our sweet Grandma Louise passed on to heaven. She was so important to my life and many others. Always happy to step in for grandma duty. She will be missed so much, but all the memories she gave us will live on forever in our hearts. Praying for Grandpa Pete and the rest of the family. Will be with her again someday.

  • So sorry for the loss of this amazing woman. Prayers go out to the family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort.

  • Aunt Louise was my grandma’s niece. We always called her “Aunt” out of respect. I remember going to visit Aunt Louise and Uncle Pete when I was 9 years old and how much fun we had. We learned things about living on a farm that a Utah city girl would never learn. She showed us so much love and kindness. She shared her love of God and her love of the land and her family. I’ll never forget learning about my family members that had passed on and going through pictures with her and Uncle Pete. She laughed a lot and was very generous with her hugs. In later years after I was married with children I exchanged letters with her often. I enjoyed hearing about her daily life. I also gained treasured friends through her. The Mahan’s will always be close to our family’s hearts as they were to her and Uncle Pete. I know she is with her loving Savior know and free from any mortal pain that she may have experienced. She is with her beloved mother and father and her precious baby boy. Although this is a time to rejoice in her life, I know that those left behind are feeling sadness as well. I offer my love and sympathy and know that I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  • To Pete and Jordon family
    Sorry to hear about Louise passing Ron lived neighbors to them all his life. He worked with Louise at the house of trophies in the early sixties. Good neighbors an she will be missed.
    Ron and Connie Weikel