Life Sketch for Eloise Sweigart Beacham
Eloise Beacham died on January 8, 2016 at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton.
Eloise was born on February 8, 1922 In Jackson, Alabama to Raymond and Nellie (Krauss) Sweigart.
Eloise married Ralph H. Beacham on November 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 that she met Ralph Beacham who she married. She later worked in retail sales, where her Alabama accent made her a wonderful sales person and a delightful person to visit with.
She was a Charter member of the Meridian Baptist Church, Life member of the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, 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 are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 11th, at Meridian Baptist Church in Newton. A committal will be held following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. A visitation will be held from
1-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10th, at Petersen Funeral Home with the family present from 3-5:00 p.m. to greet friends.
A memorial has been established for: BIEMS’S: Biems of Light, 121 Commerce St., Danville, IN. 46122.baptistinternational.org Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.