B. Elizabeth Beam

B. Elizabeth Beam, 91, of Troy, born Thursday, February 16, 1928 in Boone, North Carolina, passed surrounded by her family on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Highland Health Care Center.

Elizabeth attended Bethel Baptist Church in Troy. She was a Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed her bingo games. She loved her family and cherished anytime she spent with them.

Surviving are her daughters, Carol (Kim) Danes of Glen Carbon and Phyllis Guess of Paris, Tennessee; grandchildren, Rebecca (Danny) Beam-Buck, Renee (Michael) Beam-Dodd, Rachel Beam, Danny (Becky) Guess, Jonathan Guess, Ryan Danes and Brad (Teresa) Danes; 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph L. Beam,whom she married in 1947 and who passed away in 1993; her son, Wayne Beam; son-in-law, Donald Guess; and her parents, Joseph C. and Hettie (nee Tester) Presnell.

Following Elizabeth’s request she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and a memorial service will be scheduled on Saturday, May 11.

Richeson Funeral Home in Troy is in charge of arrangements.

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