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Paul A. Bean 1934 - 2020
Paul A. Bean

Paul A. Bean, 86, passed away unexpectedly June 16, 2020, at Hays, Kan. He was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Dodge City, Kan., to Jay W. and Mildred (Scothorn) Bean. He married Norma Trent in Great Bend, Kan., at the Presbyterian Church, April 19, 1957. To this marriage were two children, Gregory A. Bean and Paula L. (Bean) Schwartzkopf. 

After being in the Army, he went to work for Dillons, retiring as manager. He opened a Yamaha motorcycle shop. Paul enjoyed life and going fishing with his nephew Daniel Trent, planting flowers and gardening, and going to casinos. 

Survivors include, his daughter, Paula Schwartzkopf and companion Tim Newby; one grandson, Jay A. Schwartzkopf and companion Rebbecca Demel; two sister in laws, Karen Rader and Theresa Trent; his best friend and yellow lab, Henry; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Mildred; his wife of 61 years, Norma; and a son, Greg Bean. 

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place, there will be no viewing. Services are planned for a later date at Fort Dodge Veteran’s Cemetery, Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 19, 2020