Monday, March 16, 2015

Cecile M. (Hart) Beam (March 14, 2015)

Cecile M. (Hart) Beam age 95, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 6:50 P.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Cecile was born May 4, 1919 in Darke County to the late John W. & Catherine (Tilton) Hart.

Cecile was a 1937 graduate of Greenville High School. She was employed many years at the Greenville, Ohio and Union City, Indiana Telephone Companies as cashier, operator and supervisor. She was a 4-H Club advisor for the Jackson Friendship 4-H Club, election board poll worker for many years in Washington Township, and a Weekday Christian Education teacher at various Darke County schools. Cecile loved her church activities, especially working with youth as a teacher and Bible School director. She was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

Cecile married Robert H. Beam on December 17, 1939; they were blessed to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1989.

Cecile is survived by her son, Jon E. (Roberta) Beam of Englewood, Ohio; son-in-law, Earl J. Kriegbaum of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jonelle Beam of Vandalia, Ohio, David (Melissa) Beam of St. Louis, Missouri, Marcy (Ron) Wackler of Troy, Ohio and Megan Kriegbaum of Piqua, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Mathew, Rachel and Abigail Scorsone, Ashley and Tyler Beam and Travis, Curtis and Autumn Joy Wackler.

Cecile was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1990; daughter, Joy J. Kriegbaum in 2003; half-brothers, Floyd S. Good, Alonzo Good and Paul Hart; half-sister, Lydia Good Brookhart; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through