Obituary: Paul R. Beam



Paul R. Beam, 89, Noblesville, died Oct. 16 at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel. He was born Sept. 11, 1927 to Thomas and Marguerite (Siemens) Beam in Indianapolis.

Paul was retired from Firestone after 43 years of service. He loved spending time with his family and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Noblesville, where he was very actively involved. He enjoyed drawing and painting and also liked motorcycles, cars and racing.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Sharona) Beam, Sherry (Larry) Payne and Raymond (Marcia) Beam, whom he had with his wife, Betty Beam, who died in 2005 after 57 years of marriage.

Also surviving are his second wife of 10 years, Mary J. Beam, stepsons Stan (Susie) Owens, Eddie (Dana) Owens and Charles (Rhonda) Owens, brothers Karl (Gertrude) Beam and Lowell (Ardella) Beam,14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Miller and Joan Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene.



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