Ronald O. Bean, 83, of Frankfort, died at 10:55 a.m. August 14, 2017 at Wesley Manor. Born September 15, 1933 in Fairbury, Ill., to Clyde V. & Viola M. (Bradley) Bean. His first marriage was to Lillian (Telley) Crain in 1970 and she preceded him in death in 1979. He then married Ann Shirley Jemm Mason on October 4, 1980 and she preceded him in death on September 5, 2010.
Ron was a 1951 graduate of Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Ind., was a graduate of Manchester College in 1965 and received his MLS Degree from Rosary College in River Forest, Ill. in 1969. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from 1952-1955 in Japan and Korea. He was nominated for the first class at the Air Force Academy by Sen. Charles Halleck. Ron was a library cataloger and worked for the Fort Wayne Public Library from 1965-1979 and the Frankfort Public Library from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, where he was in the choir, was an elder and librarian for the church. An avid bowler, he won the Frankfort men’s single’s city bowling tournament in 1991. Ron was also a longtime Cubs fan.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. September 1, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Family burial will be in IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monticello, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund or the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
2 Sons: Joel Bean of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mark (Debbie) Mason of Idaho Falls, Idaho, 4 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister-in-Law: Betty Moloney of Frankfort, 5 Nieces: Jane (Bill) Ryan of Sandwich, Ill., Colleen (Eric) Spencer of Frankfort, Sharon (Roland) Gincauskas of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Diane (Mike) Bloomquist of Frankfort, Susan (Joe) Ruch of Frankfort, several Great Nieces & Nephews and cousins also survive.