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Llewellyn <I>Beadle</I> Bean

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Llewellyn Beadle Bean

Birth
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
20 Apr 2006 (aged 87)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA Add to Map
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Llewellyn Beadle Bean died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at her home surrounded by the family who loved her.

Llewellyn was born in Lafayette to R. Wallace Beadle and Egla Lia Duplantis Beadle. The Beadles settled in this area as major land owners in 1815, after coming to America from Bedfordshire, England in 1608. Her father owned Beadle's Feed and Seed Store located across from the Court House which, in its existence, was the oldest operating commercial building in Lafayette Parish.

Her parents believed strongly in education and sold their farm in Pilette to move within walking distance of the newly opened SLI where her father was registered in the first class, and where all nine of the children graduated.

Llewellyn earned a degree in Home Economics which helped prepare her for a life as a wonderful wife and mother who cooked and sewed for her family, and who was known for her beautiful dinner parties, high teas, family reunions, warm home, and her impeccable etiquette.

When her daughters were in school, she was always active serving as room mother, President of the Hamilton Training School PTA, a Girl Scout Leader, and hosting many class parties. She was a member of the Lafayette Bar Auxiliary , served as president of the Idonian Club, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at Lafayette General. In 1982, she was honored to be one of Lafayette's Best Dressed. She enjoyed painting, gardening, reading, traveling, and music. Along with her family, she was part owner of the Holiday Inns in Lafayette.

In her life, her family came second only to her God. She was an active life-long member of First United Methodist Church which the Beadles helped build. Her Methodist heritage ran deep from the Beadle and the Duplantis families. The Duplantis family was instrumental in bringing Methodism to Iberia parish by housing circuit riders for years and opening their home to church services.

Llewellyn was a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, President of Elizabeth Circle (her dear friends), Chair -person of the Parsonage Committee, held offices in United Methodist Women, was UMW Cookbook co-chair, and was a member of many committees and boards. She studied her Bible and knelt every night to pray. In her last days, she was still praying and singing her favorite hymns with her family, living her faith as she always did. Her strength in God was unwavering and her unconditional love was a blessing to her family and friends.

As a wife , mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was generous, self-sacrificing, protecting, and loving. She was affectionately known as "Mamie" to not only her family but to those who were close to her.

Survivors include her two daughters, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, a brother and a sister.

She was preceded in death by her dearly beloved husband of 55 years, James Wesley Bean, her parents, a sister, Annie Lee Henderson, and five brothers: Merritt Beadle, Rev. Lt. Col. Wynan Beadle, Rev. Marvin Beadle, Paul Milburn Beadle, and Wilbur Beadle.

Llewellyn Beadle Bean died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at her home surrounded by the family who loved her.

Llewellyn was born in Lafayette to R. Wallace Beadle and Egla Lia Duplantis Beadle. The Beadles settled in this area as major land owners in 1815, after coming to America from Bedfordshire, England in 1608. Her father owned Beadle's Feed and Seed Store located across from the Court House which, in its existence, was the oldest operating commercial building in Lafayette Parish.

Her parents believed strongly in education and sold their farm in Pilette to move within walking distance of the newly opened SLI where her father was registered in the first class, and where all nine of the children graduated.

Llewellyn earned a degree in Home Economics which helped prepare her for a life as a wonderful wife and mother who cooked and sewed for her family, and who was known for her beautiful dinner parties, high teas, family reunions, warm home, and her impeccable etiquette.

When her daughters were in school, she was always active serving as room mother, President of the Hamilton Training School PTA, a Girl Scout Leader, and hosting many class parties. She was a member of the Lafayette Bar Auxiliary , served as president of the Idonian Club, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at Lafayette General. In 1982, she was honored to be one of Lafayette's Best Dressed. She enjoyed painting, gardening, reading, traveling, and music. Along with her family, she was part owner of the Holiday Inns in Lafayette.

In her life, her family came second only to her God. She was an active life-long member of First United Methodist Church which the Beadles helped build. Her Methodist heritage ran deep from the Beadle and the Duplantis families. The Duplantis family was instrumental in bringing Methodism to Iberia parish by housing circuit riders for years and opening their home to church services.

Llewellyn was a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, President of Elizabeth Circle (her dear friends), Chair -person of the Parsonage Committee, held offices in United Methodist Women, was UMW Cookbook co-chair, and was a member of many committees and boards. She studied her Bible and knelt every night to pray. In her last days, she was still praying and singing her favorite hymns with her family, living her faith as she always did. Her strength in God was unwavering and her unconditional love was a blessing to her family and friends.

As a wife , mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was generous, self-sacrificing, protecting, and loving. She was affectionately known as "Mamie" to not only her family but to those who were close to her.

Survivors include her two daughters, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, a brother and a sister.

She was preceded in death by her dearly beloved husband of 55 years, James Wesley Bean, her parents, a sister, Annie Lee Henderson, and five brothers: Merritt Beadle, Rev. Lt. Col. Wynan Beadle, Rev. Marvin Beadle, Paul Milburn Beadle, and Wilbur Beadle.



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