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Phoebe Elizabeth Bean

January 30, 1939 - October 31, 2017

Yorktown – Phoebe Elizabeth Bean, 78, passed away Tuesday evening, October 31, 2017, at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Gladwin, MI on January 30, 1939, the daughter of Asbury and Madalean (Whaler) Atha and received her Associate Degree from Bay City Junior College.

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Yorktown – Phoebe Elizabeth Bean, 78, passed away Tuesday evening, October 31, 2017, at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Gladwin, MI on January 30, 1939, the daughter of Asbury and Madalean (Whaler) Atha and received her Associate Degree from Bay City Junior College.

Mrs. Bean was employed with Yorktown Schools as a lunch attendant for eight years and then as aide in Chapter 1 for twelve years.

She was a member of a local sorority and the Red Hat Society, she also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and worldwide traveling.

Surviving are her husband of fifty-seven years, Ray Bean; her son, Robbie Bean (Jenny), Albuquerque, NM; two daughters, Steffi Bean (Kim), Dayton, OH and Becky Rhoades (Dan), Yorktown; seven grandchildren, Christina, Corey, Lindsay Rae, Madalean, Cailey, Jacob, and Morgan; a great-grandson, James; two brothers, Barry Atha (Kathy), Phoenix, AZ and Robert Atha (Connie), Bay City, MI; a sister, Georgia Bean (Duane), Pinconning, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Asbury Atha and her mother, Madalean DeYoung.

Memorial calling will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 W. Isanogel Rd.

For family and friends in Michigan “A Celebration of Life” will be held in Bay City, MI, in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at meeksmortuary.com.

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