1923 John 2012

John Beeman

March 28, 1923 — January 19, 2012


BEEMAN, John Eldon Age 88, of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Piqua Manor. He was born March 28, 1923, in Covington, to his parents Charles Ira& Bertha Lavina (Bucholtz) Beeman. John graduated from Covington High School Class of 1941. On August 23, 1947, he married his wife Phyllis Jean (Maurer). John was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army Air Corp from 1942-1946 and in the National Guard from 1939-1941, 1961-1983. He owned and operated Beemans Sohio Service in Covington from 1955-1961. He was an active member of the Piqua American Legion Post #184 for over 60 years, the Covington VFW Post #4235, the Covington Eagles #3998, the Bradford Lodge # 598 F&A.M and Scottish Rite. He was also one of the founders of the Bucc Boosters and was inducted to the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Phyllis Beeman; sons and daughter-in-law David & Doris Beeman of Covington, Charles "Chuck" Beeman of Covington; daughter and sons-in-law Kelly & Larry Lavy of Covington, Herb Gragg of Piqua; grandchildren Rick Rhoades, Rochell Miller, September Beeman & fiancé Justin Grubb, Siler Beeman, Kristina Thompson, Kyle Lavy, Kip Lavy, Kyra Lavy; 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Carole Gragg; sister Betty Thompsonl; brothers Carl, Earl, and Robert Beeman. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 31, at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. Pastor Ralph Schaafsma will officiate. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com

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