April 13, 1928 ‒ October 20, 2016
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.