JEFFERSON - Barbara Beem, 87, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, following a major stroke.
She had been a resident of Jefferson for 22 years after moving from Chamblee. She was an active member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for the Jefferson Public Library. She was born in Battle Creek, Mich. and attended North Western University before moving to Georgia in 1959. Mrs. Beem was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ann Salisbury, Battle Creek, Mich.; husband, Richard L. Beem Sr., Chamblee; and daughter, Barbara L. Still, Lampasas, Texas.
Survivors include children, Richard (Sandra) L. Beem, Commerce, Jane (Robert) S. Macey, Lakeland, Fla., Martha (Rich) B. Barva, Cumming, and Charles (Jeanne) W. Beem, Peabody, Mass.; grandchildren, Amy (Chad) Hammock, Brad (April) Beem, Adam Beem, Aaron (Penny) Still, Daniel (Mariana) Macey, Caroline (Behn) Fannin, David (Jessica) Macey, William Hough, Jennifer Hough, and Matthew Hough; son-in-law, Michael Still; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will be held Thursday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia National Cemetery in Marietta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jefferson Public Library, 379 Old Pendergrass Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549, or St. Mary's Hospice House, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com