Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2004

Matthew L. Beem


April 22, 2004

Services for Matthew L. Beem, 35, Conyers, Ga., were Wednesday, April 21, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial was in Eudora City Cemetery.
Mr. Beem died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
He was born Dec. 9, 1968, in Topeka, the son of Marvin L. "Hans" and Mary Long Beem.
Mr. Beem graduated from Eudora High School in 1987. He worked for E & E Specialties for 10 years as an extruder operator. He also worked as a custodian for two years at Kennedy School in Lawrence and for nine years at Nottingham Elementary School in Eudora. He moved to Georgia in 2003.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.
He married Mary Rose Freeman on Sept. 3, 1988, in Eudora. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Amanda Beem, of the home; his parents, Eudora; a sister, Machaela Watson, Eudora; and a maternal grandmother, Fern Long, Eudora.
The family suggests memorials to the Amanda Beem Educational Fund, or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.
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