Mabel Beam

Mabel BeamMabel C. Beam, 94, of Astoria, formerly of Pekin, died at 4:24 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Astoria Gardens & Rehab Center.

She was born Feb. 18, 1911, in Green Valley, a daughter of George and Alice Watson Wilson. She married Herbert J. Beam on Feb. 18, 1937, in Astoria. He died Sept. 8, 1987.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Laura; and one brother, Harry.

Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Kessler of Astoria and Alberta Kessler of Rushville.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Pekin.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel with her nephew, Rev. Kevin Kessler, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to her church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/11/2006