Obituary: Eloise Beacham

Eloise Beacham died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton.

Eloise was born on Feb. 8, 1922, In Jackson, Alabama, to Raymond and Nellie (Krauss) Sweigart.

Eloise Beacham
Eloise Beacham

Eloise married Ralph H. Beacham on Nov. 4, 1946. He preceded her in death.

Eloise worked for the Selective Service System in Mobile, Alabama, with the draft board during World War II. It was there she met Ralph Beacham. She later worked in retail sales, where her Alabama accent made her a wonderful salesperson and a delightful person with whom to visit.

She was a charter member of the Meridian Baptist Church, life member of the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, and served as president of the PTA many times at the Roosevelt and Chisholm schools.

She is survived by her children: Dr. Ralph Beacham and his wife, Cathi; Dr. Roy Beacham and his wife, Janet, and Pam Beacham; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Nellie Sweigart; husband: Ralph Beacham; and sister: Lillian Pillichody.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Meridian Baptist Church in Newton. A committal followed the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial has been established for BIEMS?S: Biems of Light, 121 Commerce St., Danville, IN 46122.

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