Marian Beakey Call, 93, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at The Cedars in McPherson. Born July 12, 1921, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Arthur and Isabella (Schwager) Beakey. She was the oldest of six children.
Marian lived in Great Bend for all but two years when her family moved to Chicago during her youth. She resided at The Cedars Nursing Home in McPherson for the last three years.
Marian received her Nutrition degree from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison. She later received a degree in Library Science and worked as a Reference Librarian at the Great Bend Library for many years. Marian was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose, Altar Society, and the Daughters of Isabella, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Steve Schneider of Kingwood, Texas; a nephew who she raised, Kevin Beakey and his wife Debby of McPherson; four loving grandchildren and their spouses: Shelley (Brad) Armstrong and Stephanie (Jonathan) Moreland, Jason Brabander and Jill (Jesse) Jackson, and six great-grandchildren; brother Jim Beakey and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Christine Beakey, Ruth Piltz, Stella Devine and brother, Kenneth Beakey.
The family thanks the caring, compassionate nurses at The Cedars who cared for Marian over the past three years.
Mass of Christian Burial for Marian will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Ted Stoecklein. Burial will follow at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home, with an Altar Society Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Vigil with Daughters of Isabella Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Prince of Peace Parish in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd. Great Bend, KS, 67530. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
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1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 12, 2015